Brimbank,
18
May
2018
|
06:39
Australia/Melbourne

Council pushes the education narrative

Summary

Brimbank Council is committed to making sure the community gets the education and training options it needs, and is pushing for stronger conversations on this important subject.

Brimbank Council is committed to making sure the community gets the education and training options it needs, and is pushing for stronger conversations on this important subject.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said it is vital that the community gets the education and learning opportunities it needs to set itself up for the future.

"Our community’s voice will inform our advocacy for the tailored educational services and programs Brimbank needs to improve educational outcomes.”

A Notice of Motion was moved by Cr John Hedditch at the Tuesday 15 May 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, requesting Council receives a report outlining a process to hear the voice of community members, and to help identify learning and education gaps.

"The very point of this motion is to reflect the conversations being heard in the community and to share them with local organisations, educational institutions and politicians.

"The recent Western Regional Economic Strategy called for government to establish CatchUp Programs across the west in education, health and jobs, to bring outcomes up to Melbourne’s averages.

“The strategy amplified the value of the community’s voice, and Brimbank wants to tap into this and join the narrative.

“We need a community lens, as the conversations we’re hearing suggest there are gaps between the priorities of educators and what the community wants.

“In other words, we need strong community voices next to educator’s voices to bring about a win-win for all.

“At Brimbank, we want to be instrumental in driving change in the education space and to help close the gaps for our community,” Cr Hedditch said.