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

Rainbow Ball | Bairnsdale | May 25

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

East Gippsland's first inclusive formal for LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12 - 25 and their allies. Featuring: DJ Hongding & Riley Walsh Two course dinner & lollybar. Friday May 25 6.30-10.30pm Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention [...]

Crunching the Number

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New Mitchell Institute report (Pilcher & Torii) on the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) now released. Read the full report here.

State of Victoria’s Children Report 2016: Why Place Matters

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

State of Victoria’s Children Report 2016: Why Place Matters has been released. This year the report provides insights into where Victorian children and young people grow up - and how this place impacts outcomes in [...]

Lakes Entrance Career Day

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Year 10 students from the Lakes Entrance Secondary College participated in a Careers Day last month, facilitated by Lakes Entrance Schools & Community Hub and the Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network (GELLEN). Seven local [...]

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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.