Established in 2001, the WynBay LLEN (Wyndham and Hobsons Bay Local Learning and Employment Network) is an independent and incorporated entity.
The LLEN was established in response to the recommendation of the hallmark Kirby Report into post compulsory training and education outcomes in Victoria. There are 31 independent LLENs across Victoria funded by the Victorian Government.
The LLENs in the early years was contracted by the then Victorian Learning Skills Commission. Since its abolition, the LLENs have been contracted directly by the Department of Education and Training.
School Business Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers) & Enhanced LLEN 2011 - 2014
In 2010 as part of its commitment to the National Partnership for Youth Attainment and Transitions the Commonwealth announced funding for the establishment of a national network of School Business Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers) to build partnerships that support improved education and transition outcomes for all young people.
In Victoria, the Commonwealth recognised that the existing Local Learning and Employment Network program broadly reflected many of the key objectives of the SBCPB program.
On the basis of the similarities between the two programs and in keeping with the principles outlined in the COAG agreed National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions the Commonwealth and the Victoria Governments (through DEEWR and DEECD) jointly funded the Partnership Brokers program in Victoria, through an enhanced LLEN.
LLEN Common Funding Agreement 2017-2019
WynBay LLEN is currently contracted by the Victorian Department of Education.