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

Why we don’t need to prepare young people for the ‘future of work’

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

"Young workers experience insufficient opportunities for work experience, a mismatch between work and education, a lack of career management skills and scant entry-level jobs, according to a report from the Foundation for Young Australians. But this report [...]

Local youths win National awards

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Two young men from the Gippsland region have recently been recognised as leaders in their chosen fields - from produce to academics. Solomon Jones, a former Gippsland Grammar student, was one of only 4 students [...]

Amber wins bronze at World SKills

July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Lakes Entrance 21-year-old, Amber Gabelich, who currently works at GP Motors as a spray painting apprentice, won bronze in vehicle painting at the WorldSkills National Championships last month. Competing at the International Convention Centre in Sydney last month, Amber faced [...]

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize celebrates the talents of emerging artists within the East Gippsland Shire. Entries are open now and all must be submitted by 5pm, 10 August 2018. Entry into the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize is free and open to all [...]

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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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