|The Working Community program is an alternative curriculum option for students in years 10 to 12 that is run in partnership with the Advance Program funded through the Office for Youth.Working Community aims to develop the enterprise or soft generic skills or what the program terms TLC, (teamwork, leadership and communication) skills through student-led community-based projects. Students develop their community projects and then link the skills they have learned with industry by talking to employers about their projects and receiving feedback on the world of work. The program also emphasises the positive interdependence and support young people can gain from their peers.The collaborative partnership between the BNLLEN and the Office for Youth enabled funding for the BNLLEN to coordinate a cluster model for the running of the Working Community /Advance program in two schools, Eltham High School, and Diamond Valley College.The BNLLEN and teachers from Diamond Valley College and Eltham High School would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the many community organisations who continue to support the Working Community program and our young people.
We would also like to acknowledge funding and support from the “Eltham & District and Diamond Creek Community Bank® Branches of Bendigo Bank”.
For further information on the Advance / Working Community Program please contact Colleen Hughes.
Many of the projects we do would not be possible without the backing of our local community and businesses.