The GSG LLEN brokers the Indigenous Consultative Group, a partnership with VAEAI Wurreker Broker, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, Hamilton Community Centre, Local Indigenous Network, RMIT, South West TAFE, and Koorie Engagement Support Officer, in order to investigate training needs for Koorie young people. This group aims to improve education and training outcomes for Koorie young people. The development of meaningful strategic partnerships between key indigenous stakeholders and education providers in the region, has been a particularly effective strategy for the GSG LLEN. The GSG LLEN will continue to maintain this strategic partnership and support the inclusion of new stakeholders such as the LAECG, DPCD Indigenous networks officer and the Koorie Transition Officer.
Career & Aspirations program developed
As part of a strategic planning day in early 2012, the Indigenous Consultative Group (ICG) identified significant barriers facing young Koorie people in the region. Members included the Wurreker Broker (VAEAI), Winda-mara, Kenna Avenue, Department of Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO), GSG LLEN, and Glenelg Hopkins CMA. The event also had local Indigenous leaders from Winda-mara, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service (DWECH) and the Department of Justice supporting the program, as well as financial support from the School Focused Youth Service program.
The ICG completed a strategic planning exercise to determine ways to address the issue of Indigenous educational disadvantage and identified the need for a Career & Aspirations program for Koorie students in the region.
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Updated 26 September 2016