LSEN Manchester Learning Skills and Employment Network Manchester

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LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester Learning, Skills and Employment Network Manchester

LSEN - Manchester • Established in 2001 through the development of Community Empowerment Networks

LSEN - Manchester • Established in 2001 through the development of Community Empowerment Networks • One of the Thematic Networks of the Community Network for Manchester • Funded initially through Neighbourhood Renewal Funding

Operational Structure • Not constituted at present– managed through a Link Organisation – Commitment

Operational Structure • Not constituted at present– managed through a Link Organisation – Commitment in Communties • Overseen by an LSEN Executive Group of elected and co-opted members

Delivery Structure • Membership open to all providers, public, private and third sector –

Delivery Structure • Membership open to all providers, public, private and third sector – over 550 members across the City at present • Members receive regular email bulletins and encouraged to visit website – www. lsen. org. uk • Quarterly meetings for all on specific issues • Cross sectoral Task Groups established focusing on City Strategy, NLDC, ESOL, Informal Adult Learning, Foundation Leanring

Present areas of work • Contributing to the ESOL Action Plan for the City

Present areas of work • Contributing to the ESOL Action Plan for the City – in response to the LSC’s “New Approach to ESOL” paper • Providing Quality Improvement and Support Sessions for NLDC Contract holders • Developing a Manchester. Third Sector Consortia • Development of Informal Adult Learning across the City

Adult Informal Learning • LSEN Informal Adult Learning Task Group consulted with membership in

Adult Informal Learning • LSEN Informal Adult Learning Task Group consulted with membership in 2008 and responded to “Shaping the Future” consultation • Task Group then established a Conference and Manifesto Planning Group late 2008 • Conference held on 19 th March 2009 – Building Social Capital through Community Based Learning • Over 120 participants, expert witnesses and good practice groups attended

Towards the Learning Revolution • Building on the Conference established Manchester 360° Partnership –

Towards the Learning Revolution • Building on the Conference established Manchester 360° Partnership – 48 organisations across Manchester

Towards the Learning Revolution • Submitted bid to Transformation Fund for £ 98, 000

Towards the Learning Revolution • Submitted bid to Transformation Fund for £ 98, 000 (unfortunately unsuccessful – but partnership still working together) • Established Manchester 360° Monthly Email bulletin • Established the Manchester Festival of Learning Website – www. festivaloflearning. org. uk • Successful in drawing down £ 20, 000 for BIS to run over 100 informal learning opportunties during Festival (running throughout October

Next steps • Convert website into monthly Informal Adult Learning Portal site with links

Next steps • Convert website into monthly Informal Adult Learning Portal site with links to the Adult Advancement Network and Partnership • Develop a co-ordinated bid for funding from the Community Learning Champions bid • Explore links with the successful Future Jobs Fund bid in Manchester (through AGMA of which we are a partner) • Explore development of NVQs in Advice and Guidance

And finally a big thank you The LSEN, as an active member of the

And finally a big thank you The LSEN, as an active member of the ECA, would like to thank the core team of ECA and the National Executive Committee for all the support they have given us over the past 12 months to help us develop these initiatives Partners in Lifelong Learning