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

East Gippsland Volunteering Expo | The Hub, Bairnsdale

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Looking to grow your skills? Put your current talent to work? Be more active in your own community? Meet great new people? The Hub has you covered next Friday, 24th May, 10am-12pm. Join us for [...]

The CATCH Program | Lakes Entrance

May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

The Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network (GELLEN) are working with Lakes Entrance Secondary College to undertake the CATCH Program with seventeen Year 9 students, aimed at increasing both engagement with education, and career [...]

Gippsland Jobs Hub

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

The Gippsland Jobs Hub is a virtual, one-stop-shop for all jobseekers in Gippsland - retrenched workers, long-term unemployed, career-changers & young people. Gippsland continues to struggle with the state’s highest unemployment rate. Gippsland Jobs Hub [...]

Careers Day | Lakes Entrance Secondary College

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Year 10 students from Lakes Entrance Secondary College last month visited businesses in Bairnsdale.  The focus was on exploring job and career options available in our region. “Year 10 is a year that students need [...]

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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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