Last week on Wednesday 10 August, the Hume Employment and Learning Committee (ELC) held a re-signing ceremony to welcome 17 new partners to the network, who are committed to improving local employment and learning opportunities for the community.
The growing network now has 39 partners comprising of representatives from employment services, learning providers including Workforce Australia, disability employment services, Jobs Victoria, Victorian Government, Australian Government, and other community service organisations.
Over the past decade, the Hume ELC has gone from strength to strength and has grown into a network that has more than tripled in size since its inception.
Successful Hume ELC initiatives include the ongoing support of the Hume Community Revitalisation Project, local job fairs, Hume Joblink (Local Jobs for Local People) and the establishment of the Disability Working Group.
Other notable, recent Hume ELC achievements include the introduction of a workflow that delivers fortnightly updates of new local job vacancies to Hume locals on Hume Joblink and the support of a pathway program that assisted 53 young residents to secure permanent employment.
Council looks forward to strengthening our partnerships within the Hume ELC to ensure that all Hume residents have access to meaningful local employment.