The BMLLEN conducted a Stake Holder’s Forum on Wednesday 21st March at The West Waters Hotel, Caroline springs. The forum was based on two aims of the BMLLEN, viz.
- As a “partnership broker” the BMLLEN wanted to establish a closer strategic alliance with all stake holders in order to enhance meaningful student outcomes over the last two years of the BMLLEN contract.
- Secondly, to improve alignment of the BMLLEN’s Strategic Goals and Implementation Plan with issues faced by service delivery agencies in dealing with 10 to 19 year old young people.
- Over 50 people attended representing 11 secondary colleges, 3 primary schools, 10 Job Service Australia/Group Training/Registration Training organisations, 12 “Other” community based service organisations (eg. Brimbank and Melton councils, Centrelink, Djerriwarrh Employment & Education Services, School Focused Youth Service, Victoria University). Also, the MLA for Melton, Mr Don Nardella.
The program provided an outline of the ‘partnership brokerage model’ with presentations by several partners, explaining a range of project work across Brimbank/Melton, and the BMLLEN’s role in each project.
The program also provided all present to record current issues associated with their service delivery work and how we might improve student retention and engagement in education, training or employment. There was also opportunity for informal networking during the program.
All recorded responses from participants will be collated and emailed to all participants. The information will also be the basis for discussion at the impending BMLLEN Working Parties. These Working Parties will be open to BMLLEN members and focus on 1) education/training/business and industry and 2) parents/families/community groups.
Click here to view BMLLEN Executive Officer, Graeme Brown’s presentation around the role of the BMLLEN.