The Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network (BGKLLEN) is an incorporated organisation that takes on contracts and funding that allows us to support young people in our community through strategic partnership brokering. Our LLEN contract through the Vulnerable Children Branch at the Department of Education and Training allows us to work with schools and community to identify and support disengaging or disengaged young people. Our current focus is on barriers such as anxiety, self-regulation, future job skills and educator professional development. We have current partnerships with Foundation for Young Australians, Anxiety Recovery Centre, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and our local councils to achieve our goals.
The BGKLLEN currently also has the following contracts:
- Hands Up! – Department of Health & Human Services Engage funding
Facilitate opportunities for young people with intellectual disability to volunteer in community organisations
- Ticket to Work – various community, education and employment providers
Work preparation and employment for young people with disability
- Flexible Learning Victoria – SkillsPlus (lead), Narre Community Learning Centre, Melbourne City Mission & the Brotherhood of St Laurence – ACFE funding
New community of practice supporting the work of flexible learning providers across the state through networks and professional development
- On Track Connect – Department of Education & Training
Provide support through local referrals to young people who are out of school
The BGK LLEN has over 100 members in the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston LGAs and has strong relationships with 33 secondary education providers and over 60 local businesses.