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Jobs4Kids: Networking and learning for youth within one regional economy in Victoria, Australia

Kamp, Annelies (2011) Jobs4Kids: Networking and learning for youth within one regional economy in Victoria, Australia. In: 2nd International Conference on Networks, Learning and Entrepreneurship, 7-8 Dec, 2011, Waterford, Ireland.

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In this paper I present some of the insights generated by ethnographic longitudinal research into regional learning networks focused on education, training and employment for youth that were instituted by the State government of Victoria, Australia from 2001 onwards. The research, funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, was completed by a team of researchers at Deakin University working in partnership with one of the networks: the Smart Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network (SGR LLEN). In this paper I will undertake a number of tasks. Given the remoteness of the research context I will provide a — necessarily limited — overview of both the geographical and policy context before outlining what a Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) is, and does. I then move to outline the establishment of an Employer Reference Group (ERG) as a key strategy of the SGR LLEN . The paper closes with a synopsis of the research findings in regard to the possibilities within, and limitations around, a policy focus on networking and collaboration.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Additional Information:This paper won the Best Early Career Paper award.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Networking
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Business > Economic policy
Business > Innovation
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16702
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 11:07 by Annelies Kamp. Last Modified 11 Oct 2012 13:58

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