The BNCG is a collaborative group of all of the careers coordinators within Banyule and Nillumbik and many of the members are actively involved in a variety of working parties.
The purpose of the group is to exchange information, coordinate strategies, share ideas and generally support each other to be more effective in facilitating young people through their chosen career pathways. They are also an effective vehicle for disseminating information, initiating and influencing change.
The BNLLEN plays an active role in supporting the group by providing input and support, updating the group regarding changes within the community (policy, programs etc), providing linkages to various organisations and services relevant to young people, offering and delivering PD and generally presenting the group with opportunities.
The group managed the School Based New Apprenticeship program for three years until the funding ceased in 2005. This year the group is sponsoring the continued support of School based Apprenticeships through additional strategies to support the increased involvement and understanding of the Australian School based Apprenticeship program. The group is also supporting the publication of the School Leavers Guide.