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.

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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

Youth asked to speak up

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

  Sale Lions Club is encouraging schools to begin thinking about next year's Lions Youth of the Year competition. The competition tests young people aged between 16 and 18 on public speaking, civic engagement and [...]

Local News – April 2017

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Dedicated support for youth With the opening of Headspace Bairnsdale at 171 Main Street, East Gippsland’s youth will benefit from a facility dedicated to providing support for young people with mental health issues and related [...]

Illuminate:NextGen Challenge comes to Sale

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In the last week of April, the Illuminate:NextGen Challenge 2017 was held in Sale, with students participating from Maffra, Sale and Yarram Secondary Colleges. Hosted by Adam Mostogul, the Illuminate:NextGen Challenge is an inspiring event [...]

Students get taste of local pathways

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Students at Reese Plumbing in Lakes Entrance   On Wednesday, March 8, a Careers Day was held in Lakes Entrance, as an introduction to the various career paths that are available locally. Organised [...]

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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.