Helping make connections in our community

Gippsland East LLEN is a community managed, not-for-profit regional network in the East Gippsland and Wellington Shires. Our members are passionate about giving our young people a better go. We contribute to the improvement of opportunities for young people by tackling regional issues in the complex process of getting young people into post-school education, training and work by addressing gaps in existing services or pilot self-sustaining new initiatives.

Individual and organisations may apply to be members of the LLEN. No membership fee is required.

Contact us

We bring together over 360 schools, businesses, tertiary education providers, community and government
agencies, and individuals from Yarram to Mallacoota.

We undertake the work of networking, information analysis and exchange, strategic planning, identifying
opportunities and supporting regional initiatives that are beyond the scope or capacity of individual members.

We don’t charge young people or our members any fees or try to sell them anything. Best of all, by working together we know we can help our young people create bright futures and live their best life. That’s our reward.
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Our vision

That all young people in our region are supported to aspire to and achieve the very best education, training and employment outcomes possible.

What we aim for

Increase the number of students finishing school with Year 12 or equivalent

7 in 10 students finish school with Year 12 or equivalent

Vic. average is 8 in 10

Increase the number of school leavers who continue their studies in VET or university courses

4 in 10 school leavers go on to post-secondary courses

Vic. average is 6 in 10

Increase the number of
employed youth in the region

12% youth unemployment

9% overall unemployment rate

Latest news

Apply NOW for youth funding

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

A funding stream to develop and deliver events and activities during the 2018 Victorian Youth Week is now open, with local government, community organisations and schools being encouraged to apply. "Victorian Youth Week is a [...]

The Impact of Transitional Support

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

"One of the core functions of Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) across Victoria is to aid young people in transitioning from secondary education to employment, training, or further education pathways. Transitional support is key [...]

OctoberVET @ Ballarat

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

OctoberVET is on Thursday November 9th, 1.00 for 1.30pm , at the central Ballarat SMB campus. Please feel free to share with colleagues and networks. OctoberVET 2017 flyer

Local news round-up – September 2017

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Scholarship offer Crashendo! Bairnsdale is offering one full scholarship to the Melbourne Youth Orchestra Summer School residential camp from January 8 to 13, 2018. Applications for the scholarship close October 3 and the candidate must [...]

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Above & Beyond

We are a network of people who are willing to get involved and take practical action to make our communities better places for our young people to live and work.

We can utilize inter-generational connections and social ties to good effect and can walk with our young people as they negotiate the terrain between the old and new economies.

  • Talk about the advantages of living in our communities and about career possibilities in a networked society
  • Provide myriad opportunities for them to explore those possibilities in a framework of 21 Century skills developed in our classrooms and practiced in our workplaces
  • Inspire our young people to embark on careers that may be ‘out of the box’

What can happen if we construct a conversation about the future where, for example, we take the issues of regional barriers off the table?

In our networked society, geographical location and distance may not be such an inhibitor for connected young people who wish to build local careers.

When distance no longer affects success, inspired young entrepreneurs who take advantage of new thinking and new careers may make a very big statement for our region.

Report card

How our young people are faring in the transition from school to work

Resources

A selection of guides, templates and reports to download.

The Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) State-wide Portal provides opportunities for school students to find work placements with employers across Victoria.