The Try A Trade Expo in May, was a huge success thanks to our strong working relationship with Maribyrnong Youth Services. 383 students from 18 local secondary schools engaged in hands-on learning activities relating to the world of trades. We showcased 19 trades ranging from bricklaying to hair and beauty, to cater for all students’ interests. Every year we improve Try A Trade to make it even more relevant and educational for students, to help […]

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We recruit volunteer mentors of professional backgrounds to support marginalised young people maximise their potential, by providing support with education and employment pathways. Do you want to change a marginalised young person’s life? Are you interested in supporting people of migrant or refugee background? Are you fortunate enough to have a job? A few hours a […]

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Looking for work? Are you ready to work now? The #WorkNOW program in partnership with Wingate Avenue Community Centre and Kensington Neighbourhood House is part of the Victorian Government’s Jobs Victoria initiative that’s helping Victorian jobseekers gain employment. Jobs Victoria services are delivered by specialist employment experts who work closely with employers to identify job […]

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The Youth Friendly Employer project aims to develop and pilot a process and assessment tool that inspires employers to become recognised for providing a positive experience for young people who are job-seeking, and a supportive environment for those working with them. The Youth Friendly Employer Project is a joint initiative of the Moonee Valley City […]

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MMVLLEN supports senior secondary school students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) by identifying employers who are willing to offer students a relevant and quality placement – Structured Workplace Learning (SWL).  An SWL placement with an employer provides students with the opportunity to integrate on-the-job experience with what they are learning at school. […]

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What is JobCraft? Jobcraft is a website that lists current entry-level employment opportunities that are available in the Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley area. Set up specifically for local young people, it also includes information on alternative education pathways and access to support with applying for a job. The JobCraft Talent Community was established by the […]

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How do we know if our students are engaged in their schooling? Student engagement is integral to student achievement at school. Engagement is a complex interaction of dimensions and attributes that makes it difficult to define and measure. It is not always recognised that student engagement with schooling is more than regular attendance and compliant […]

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What is the World of Work? MMVLLEN’s World of Work (WOW) presentations and workshops share ideas and information with young people that will support them in their decisions about pathways to a career and to navigate the changing world of work. WOW Workshops MMVLLEN’s World of Work workshops incorporate career pathway planning sessions using the […]

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The Youth Internships Initiative (YII) is dedicated to creating and providing opportunities for young members of the local community. Allowing young people to gain real on-the-job experience and the ability to develop new transferrable skills that are suitable for many positions available in today’s job market, increasing their chances at gaining paid employment.

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