Creating opportunities for all children and young people to be on their way to
success in ​education, work and life.

The North Central LLEN is an incorporated association that partners with a range of groups and organisations including education and training providers, business and industry, community agencies, and parent and family organisations to assist in planning effective delivery of programs for young people.

The VISION of the NCLLEN is children and young people who are confident and capable, and on their way to success in life and work.

The PURPOSE of the NCLLEN is to support children and young people to actively participate in education, training, employment and the community.

The North Central LLEN aims to achieve its purpose through the facilitation and coordination of partnerships that deliver support to children, young people, their families and carers experiencing rural disadvantage, social isolation, and from low socio-economic backgrounds within the Shires of Loddon, Buloke and the community of St Arnaud in the Northern Grampians Shire.

Our work is focused in three key areas:

A Launching Pad – The first 1,000 days are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers and children are nourished and cared for during this time has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. This is because the first 1,000 days are when a child’s brain begins to grow and develop and when the foundations for their lifelong health are built.

Careers and Pathways – Our Careers and Pathways initiative supports reform that has occurred around careers education including individual career counselling and pathway planning for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.  Schools within the North Central Cluster; Birchip, Boort, Charlton, Donald, East Loddon, Pyramid Hill, St Arnaud, Wedderburn and Wycheproof have a Memorandum of Understanding with the North Central Local Learning & Employment Network (NCLLEN) to deliver this program.

Supporting Youth Voice – Young people here should be included, connected and heard, their rights respected, and they should be able to look forward to a safe, fair and prosperous future. For this to occur they must be a part of the decision making processes on issues that affect them both locally and more broadly.

The North Central LLEN creates strategic, sustainable partnerships that improve education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates.

The core role of the North Central LLEN is the creation and development of sustainable relationships, partnerships and brokerage of initiatives with and across local schools, education providers, industry and community.

The North Central LLEN also:

  • aims to improve the education, training and employment outcomes of young people
  • adds value to the public and private investment in education
  • facilitates and supports a range of initiatives, and develops partnerships and
  • collaborates with and across stakeholders to provide better pathways and support for young people
  • undertakes local strategic planning
    provides local advice on statewide policy and program issues
  • serves as an active platform for joining government initiatives with local education and training systems.

Our Careers and Industry stream has four main program areas:

Industry Engagement

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Career Education Partnership

Broader Horizons