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

Local Stories: Empowering Career Paths

Have you seen our new local video series?

Ten young workers share with us their  inspiring stories about the different pathways that
can be taken to find local employment.

The final video in the series is called Work Ready Attitudes, and shares with us messages
from employers for job seekers.

Click here to view the whole series.

What employers really want.

Latest news

Young people wanted / 2019 Step Up! Youth Summit

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Wellington Shire Youth Council is putting the call out for passionate youth facilitators to contribute their time at the 2019 Step Up! Youth Summit. Young people aged 16 to 25 who have an interest for [...]

Employability Skills with VCAL students | Orbost Secondary College

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

A visit to the Orbost Secondary College earlier this month saw GELLEN Project Officers Don Shaw and Pam Waters working with 23 VCAL students on their employability skills. Three activities were undertaken to encourage the [...]

Calling All New Uni Students!

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Did you receive an offer from a University last week?  Are you going to University in 2019?  Would it be good to know who else is going from our region, maybe find a familiar face?  [...]

Australia Day Awards | Wellington & East Gippsland

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Congratulations to Torrin Troy, East Gippsland Shire Council's Young Citizen of the Year. Torin, through his many volunteering positions, has demonstrated his commitment to the East Gippsland community. Congratulations also to June Drake, Citizen of the [...]

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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.

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