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

FREE Gavin Roberts Art Workshop / SALE – this weekend

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Gippsland Art Gallery and Wellington Shire Council will host free art workshops in the lead up to the On Board skate deck exhibition - with the first workshop on tomorrow, Saturday June 16, from 10.30am-2pm.  [...]

Mission Australia 2018 Youth Survey

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

The 2018 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now open. The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the [...]

Amber testing her skills

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Lakes Entrance 21-year-old, Amber Gabelich, who currently works at GP Motors as a spray-painting apprentice, has been selected by WorldSkills Australia to compete against the best up and coming Australian tradespeople at the WorldSkills National [...]

Local winners at the Victorian Young Achiever Awards

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Two East Gippslanders were recognised for their achievements at the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards on Friday, May 18. Swifts Creek's Sarah O'Brien was nominated for the Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, while Lara [...]

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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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