Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Alternate Education and Learning
Learning for Life
Learning for Life provides the support of a worker focussed on educational outcomes for young people throughout their early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education. A financial scholarship is provided for educational expenses. Literacy and numeracy programs are provided to partner schools and local communities, as well as mentoring opportunities. We aim to have attendance rates at 90% for all our students, retain them at school to Year 10 and into Year 12 and have them on pathways to higher education or work beyond Year 12.
Reconnect is a Victorian Government funded program that provides wrap around support services to help vulnerable people to ease back into education, training and employment.
People registered with Reconnect are supported to access suitable training opportunities with a broad range of providers including Learn Locals, and private RTO, not only TAFE.
We have a team of five Reconnect Pathways Officers, who work collaboratively with other agencies to provide wrap around supports for Reconnect clients.
After developing a trusting relationship with each client, we work together to plan a suitable individual pathway through education and training. We arrange regular one-to-one meetings to assess learning and non-learning needs and career goals; identify barriers to successful engagement/make referrals to suitable supports; develop a learning, achievement and pathway plan; and support students transitioning to employment or further education.