VICTORIAN YOUNG LEADERS: GLOBAL YOUTH FORUM
The Victorian Young Leaders: Global Youth Forum is an initiative funded and supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and delivered by Asia Education Foundation, Asialink at the University of Melbourne.
The forum is an interactive three-part learning program designed to deepen students’ understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Students interact with peers from across Australia and Asia-Pacific exploring different global perspectives and apply their knowledge and skills to discuss real world situations building their capabilities to be active and informed global citizens.
The forums draw on the themes of global citizenship, identity and purpose to explore the intersection with being an active, informed global citizen. Students investigate global and local issues in education, hear from experts, explore stories across the Asia-Pacific, critically examine global citizenship and debate with their peers (locally and internationally) issues facing education and schooling in the current global context. These activities culminated in a final presentation where students proposed solutions to address their chosen issue.
The program concluded with a fourth interactive reflection and planning day at Melbourne University, the Sidney Myer Asia Centre on Monday 5 December. Students and teachers were asked to critically reflect on this program and make suggestions for the future.
A tour around the Melbourne University campus and a generously catered morning tea and lunch made this day a rewarding experience for our students.
I would like to congratulate all participants on their excellent performance in this program: Anya Aquende, Rohan Baker, Suhaani Dua, Benjamin Haynes, Amelie Hicks, Ayesha Khan, Jessica Krivulin, Jake Lasnitzki, Lilliana Libman, Katelyn Nguyen, Asher Regan, Tino Tangnapakorn, Paras Xinos and Leo Yang.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with these students and I hope to continue the work on their suggestions in the coming year.
Global Citizenship Coordinator
WORKPLACE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE designed to be completed over a minimum of two years. The VCE - VM will give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.
It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.
As part of the program, students complete Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) which provides a formal framework and processes to enable students to integrate their on-the-job experience and learning in a workplace. Their SWL involves doing work experience once a week on either a Wednesday or Friday.
We would like to establish a professional network database we may be able to call upon in as many industries as possible (this isn't solely the trade-based professions - health, beauty and IT are a few of the areas in high demand) to assist in work opportunities for these students and we would like to hear from you if you are able to offer assistance for our VCE - VM students.
Please contact Mr Brett Howe email@example.com if you would like any further information or can offer a place to one of our students.