Monthly Archives: May 2017


The MAYOR’s Poster Challenge [East Gippsland Shire]

May 31st, 2017|

Young people keen to demonstrate their creativity and knowledge of recycling are invited to take part in this year's Mayor's Poster Challenge. East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, said the challenge asks young people across East Gippsland to design a poster promoting a message about recycling and waste management. "We're looking for posters [...]

Youth asked to speak up

May 24th, 2017|

  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 leadership. Winners from local rounds go onto regional, district, state and national finals, and the national winner receives $1000 and [...]

Local News – April 2017

May 22nd, 2017|

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 problems. Headspace was officially opened last Friday [April 7] morning, with representatives from local health organisations, youth and Headspace personnel [...]

Illuminate:NextGen Challenge comes to Sale

May 19th, 2017|

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 for high school students that forever changes the view of their potential career paths, and positively motivates them for the [...]

Students get taste of local pathways

May 12th, 2017|

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 by the Lakes Entrance Schools and Community Hub  in conjunction with the Gippsland East LLEN, and the Lakes Entrance Secondary [...]

Introducing: Youth Jobs PaTH

May 10th, 2017|

  Need staff? Trial a young person before you hire. A new Australian Government program aims to make it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people. Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) allows businesses to trial an eligible young person aged 17–24 in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) for between 4 and [...]

The changing nature of apprenticeships

May 3rd, 2017|

Looking for a snapshot of apprenticeship and traineeship trends in Australia over the past 20 years? Our latest research summary finds the proportion of adult apprentices is increasing. Those aged 25 and over now make-up 28% of trade, and 45% on non-trade apprentices and trainees in-training – compared to 8% and 22% twenty years ago. [...]

Family Violence Workforce Census

May 2nd, 2017|

  image courtesy of Shaping the future Here's your chance to have your say - Victoria’s first family violence workforce census [coordinated by the Victoria Government] gives workers the opportunity to have a voice on the key issues affecting them and to shape the 10-year Family Violence Industry Plan. Questions relate to demographics and [...]

Mental Health First Aid – May 11 + 12 – Bairnsdale

May 1st, 2017|

Do you know what to do when someone isn't coping? How would you help? This FREE COURSE is a fantastic training opportunity for anyone in the community interested in assisting others who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The course runs over 2 days, from 9am-4pm each day, and particpants must attend both days. Mental [...]