The Brotherhood’s Line of Sight strategy aimed to test innovative approaches to employment services for disadvantaged job seekers.

It included:

  • place-based approaches harnessing community networks (Work and Learning Centres)
  • demand-led models working with employers to achieve employment outcomes
  • training tailored for learners who face challenges in the classroom and the labour market.

A pilot project in inner Melbourne led to the establishment of five Work and Learning Centres across Victoria, supported by the Victorian Government, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and other community partners.

Contact research@bsl.org.au

Publications

Eve Bodsworth 2015, What’s the difference? Jobseeker perspectives on employment assistance (PDF, 711 KB)

Eve Bodsworth 2014 Investing in local people and harnessing local communities: a progress report on Victoria's Work and Learning Centres (PDF, 780 KB) Summary (PDF, 265 KB)

Research and Policy Centre 2012, Centre for Work and Learning Yarra evaluation report June 2012 , (PDF, 1 MB)

Eve Bodsworth 2011, ' Overlooked and underemployed: the challenge of assisting disadvantaged jobseekers ’, Brotherhood Comment, November, pp. 10–11.

Lauren Siegmann 2010, Work and learning in Fitzroy, Richmond and Collingwood: survey of public housing residents (PDF , 372 KB)

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