The Capital City Local Learning & Employment Network Newsletter

15 March 2019
Issue Eleven
CEO'S Report 
City LLEN News 
Structured Workplace Learning
Read this 
Attend This
Capital City Local Learning and Employment Network
0435 421 376
Suite 404, 365 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
AU

CEO'S Report 

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 & ‘Don’t Ask Women Leaders to Act Like Men’

 

Recently the LLEN had the pleasure of hosting the wonderful women who support our work through our board, our Structured Workplace Learning program and through the Disengaged Learners initiative to attend the Women in Rotary IWD Breakfast.  This event coincided with an article written by Professor Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne where she explores the principle that diversity in the workplace is about accepting the differences in people and not making women (and therefore our female students and young people) - act like men.  Women lead differently, they bring a different style.  In the same way young people from diverse cultural backgrounds bring a wealth of insight and skills and can elucidate a different point of view, we are all better off when we encourage our young female students to find their leadership 'mojo' in their own way.

 

Reading the article reminded me of my first day, of my first teaching round during my teacher training. My supervising teacher was 40ish and held an imposing manner. ‘Just be like me’ was her advice to my young self.  Well I thought about this all that day and all that night, I thought about how I was going to be like her all the next day as I observed all her classes and realised then as I know now, we have to find our leadership style within ourselves.  We have to be ourselves to be authentic, women are not men, it’s not helpful for girls and women to feel obliged to adopt more masculine qualities to get ahead or simply copy how someone else acts.

 

At the IWD function guests heard from a panel that included Catherine Fox, author and journalist, Dr Emma Burrows, Senior Research Fellow of the Florey Institute, Fiona Patten, Leader of the Reason Party, Kristen Hilton the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissioner and Rob Hulls – ex Victorian Attorney General and current Director of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice.  The panel discussed a range of thought provoking issues impacting women in today’s labour market.

To read the Professors article, click here 

City LLEN News 

Victorian LLENS acknowleged by the Hon. Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, for Women and for Youth.

 

Hope for the Future Program 

Concern Australia and the City LLEN have been working in partnership for over 7 years on various initiatives to support the most vulnerable young people, including those at risk of homelessness or who are already homeless.  In 2019 the LLEN has been working with Anne Mitchell (who you may have seen on the Hesta TV advertisements having received a community service award for her work with young people) to help develop a new program that will deliver a range of interventions and supports for young people to overcome barriers to educational success.  Leveraging the Steps Outreach Service and with support from the Melbourne Rotary Club, young people will be identified for on-going support. The aim is to help them break the generational cycles of family violence and dysfunction that can lead to homelessness and trauma by helping them stay connected to school and helping them develop a talent or interest in a skill or past-time they can achieve success in.  This has the benefit of also raising their self-esteem and self-perception as a learner and could be in an academic area or in music, sport or the arts.

 

Girls in Trades/STEM Evening- Save the date!

City LLEN are planning an evening for girls in Trades/ STEM for Tuesday 27th August – more details coming soon.

The event will feature women from relevant industries offering their advice and expertise in how they have suceeded and girls will be given the opportunity to particiapte in hands on STEM activites, look out for more info in our newsletters and social media. 

Our 2018 AGM 

Thursday 28th March from 5.15 pm to 6.30pm. 

RSVP by Friday the 22nd of March via return email to info@ccllen.org.au or text yes and your full name to 0435 421 376 

 

Study With Your Health, Not Against It Youth Forum 

Our annual Study with your health, not against it youth forum is back!

This year we are targeting a more specific group of year 11 and 12 students.  

Follow the link below to register your spot at this free information evening. 

 

Structured Workplace Learning

SWL News

So far this year we are hitting lots of target goals for our SWL program, we have exceeded our achievement by 100% for the same time last year. This is testimony to the patience and commitment of our SWL Coordinator; Wendy Dalkiran who has successfully built strong relationships with our employers, schools and teachers.  Unlike most other LLEN’s almost half of our placements are taken up by students attending schools outside our LLEN, this can make it harder to plan and focus where we place the most effort on sourcing placements in terms of industries needed. 

 

An examination of last year’s placements show that the Hospitality Industry, as evident in the numerous bars, hotels and restaurants in the city is by far the most popular among students for a placement.

The chart below demonstrates what our most popular industries have been for placements so far this year. 

 

Please contact Wendy Dalkiran at City LLEN for further information @ wendydalkiran@cityllen.org.au 

 

Read this 

Five tips to make school bookshelves more diverse and five books to get you started

 

'I’d prefer to do something I love': Top students shun law, medicine

 

Girls and their mums learning coding for equality

 

How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health

 

Backing the strengths of Aboriginal Young People
 

 


Five tips to help year 12 students set better goals in the final year of school

 

The Importance Of Your Child's Middle Years 

 


Technology and learning in the classroom: six tips to get the balance right

 

Insights from Students of Refugee Backgrounds on Learning and Engagement in Victorian Secondary Schools

 

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from second national survey, 2018

 


Students striking for climate action are showing the exact skills employers look for

 

Attend This

Our 2018 AGM 

Thursday 28th March from 5.15 pm to 6.30pm. 

RSVP by Friday the 22nd of March via return email to info@ccllen.org.au or text yes and your full name to 0435 421 376 

 

Study With Your Health, Not Against It Youth Forum 

Our annual Study with your health, not against it youth forum is back!

This year we are targeting a more specific group of year 11 and 12 students.  

Follow the link below to register your spot at this free information evening. 

 

Hour of Power 

The Hour of Power is a Create Foundation Out-of-Home Care Forum led by young people. 

Follow the link below this poster to register your attendance.

 

Parenting Children Who Worry Too Much 

This Drummond Street Services event is for parents of children ahes 2-12 years. It is a four week course and includes a $10 booking fee. 

Follow the link at the bottom of this poster to secure your booking. 

 

'By young people for young people' workshop

Run by Orygen, The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 

This  workshop provides an opportunity for young people from across Australia to connect with each other and share their experiences of youth participation/engagement, advocacy or co-design activities.

Held on the 12th of April, tickets cost $15. 

 

The Capital City Local Learning & Employment Network Newsletter