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Aged care industry partnership

SwinLocal is working with Jobsbank and Jewish Care to prepare learners for employment in the aged care and in-home care sector. Employment opportunities include commencing as an unqualified worker and training on the job for other roles.

Women’s career forums

After the successful first forum in the City of Knox in February 2022 further forums will be conducted across the outer east. Presentations include Learn Local, Skills and Jobs Centre, Jobs Victoria Advocates, Reconnect, Carers employment support program, Volunteering as a pathway to employment and Free TAFE.

Pledge Project

In 2021 SwinLocal partnered with Pledge, Women’s Health East and EACH to host a poster competition for local secondary students to showcase their artistic skills and knowledge around gender identity. An exhibition was held at Swinburne University of Technology Wantirna campus.

Short Courses and Workshops

Short courses and workshops in digital innovation. In partnership with KIOSC, SwinLocal is developing pre-accredited training in voice recognition technology, personal branding and project management using the latest freely available software.

Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Two community projects to date have included Swinburn staff and students working with Learn Local students and community members to develop a kitchen garden at Silvan Primary School and restoration of a heritage garden at Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

One of the aims of SwinLocal is to share the collective resources of partner organisations to support capacity building for each partner. In 2018 all partners undertook training in using Results Based Accountability tools to measure the impact of the partnership. This training was delivered by Adult Learning Australia.

Trade Trailer

Trade Trailer

The first trade trailer was delivered in 2018 and contains a range of plumbing equipment for the delivery of trade taster courses in remote locations. Further trailers are being planned for other trade and vocational areas. The aim is to support the delivery of trade taster courses at Learn Locals who don't have access to appropriate equipment.