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.
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.
Businesses in the region
Young people 15-24 years
Young people employed
Young people in voluntary work
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
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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.
How our young people are faring in the transition from school to work
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