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

Let’s Connect: Youth Service Provider Forum 2018

October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Let's Connect: Youth Service Provider Forum 2018 Are you working within the youth sector? Do you want to meet others who are working in the sector? Do you want to know what others are doing [...]

CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS & CREATIVES!

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The Bairnsdale Hub is offering a opportunity for 6 months of free studio space in return for a creative contribution to the hub campus! The Hub will provide a materials budget of up to $1000. [...]

STEM Sisters travel to Canberra

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The STEM Sisters project recently gave 17 young girls from East Gippsland and Wellington Shires the opportunity to travel to Canberra to seriously immerse themselves in all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The group [...]

FREE MOVIE NIGHT | w/ Headspace, in Bairnsdale

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

It is nearly Headspace Day! Help celebrate by coming a long to the FREE Movie Night at Sun Cinema in Bairnsdale. Small Foot will be screening at 5pm, with doors opening at 4.30pm. This is [...]

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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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