The WynBay LLEN plays an integral role in ensuring the collaborative planning for, and local delivery of, multiple learning pathways with a focus on education and training programs and pathways support. In particular, WynBay LLEN:
- plans with the Regional Office of DET to address shared regional priorities;
- engages with ACFE and TAFE planning processes;
- engages with schools and school networks and in particular assist them with linking to business and industry;
- engages the broader local community in education issues; and
- works cooperatively with other LLENs on regional priorities and issues.
The strategic goals identified by WynBay LLEN are likely to be shared by some of their education and community partners. However, WynBay LLEN is distinctive organisation because of how it works to influence change rather than what it aims to achieve.
The strategies/actions included in WynBay LLEN strategic plan describe how the LLEN proposes to influence change. WynBay LLEN will continue to play its distinctive role in the community, but with a broader focus as reflected in the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions program.
WynBay LLEN ensures that its planning and implementation strategies are informed by evidence. This evidence includes:
- environmental scans to establish the scope of the problem;
- consultation with relevant stakeholders; and
- data available from the Victorian Department of Education, Department of Employment and Department of Health and Human Services.
From our evidence base of local research and analysis of available data, WynBay LLEN recognise groups and locations where young people 10-19 in their local area can be identified as experiencing particular disadvantage. WynBay LLEN strategic goals include a focus on those young people most at risk. WynBay LLEN pays particular attention to indigenous young people, and also focus where relevant on refugee and newly arrived young people and areas of identified disadvantage.
Identification of Emerging Policy Issues for Young People 10 -19
WynBay LLEN draws on local and regional understandings to provide input into government policy development, and support implementation of relevant government policy measures and initiatives through the identification and provision of advice and feedback to DET, DHHS, the Victorian Skills Commission and other government agencies and departments, primarily through the LLEN Chairs’ Forum.
The Aspects of Developing a Strategy
Decisions are arrived at after a process of evaluation. We research to see if there are precedents or benchmark against national best practise. The cognitive process employed by the committee and the office in the development of strategies, concepts/plans, is a simple iterative process. By applying this rational process of decision making usually with data as the input, we ensure that our response is considered and measured.
Figure 1: Before commencing a partnership, we start with the end objective in mind. In relation to our partners or clients we determine what the critical needs are that have to be met.