Perceptions Are Not Reality

June 14th, 2017|

Recently, the Skilling Australia Foundation released our latest research report “Perceptions Are Not Reality: myths, realities & the critical role of vocational education & training in Australia”. The vocational education and training (VET) sector is the key to future proofing Australia’s economy, says Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the not-for-profit Skilling Australia Foundation. “Political and business [...]

Over 100 new uni enrollments by students who have experienced out of home care

June 8th, 2017|

Want to study at university? There is no age limit to access the services and supports offered to care leavers at Federation University and La Trobe University. Both universities offer different pathways and programs, and may recognize your work experience and skills in your application. To find out more about Raising Expectations, contact Joanna.Humphries@cfecfw.asn.au or [...]


June 6th, 2017|

Federation University Australia's Gippsland Centre for Art and Design will again celebrate the region's emerging visual artists through the Refresh Art Prize. Refresh showcases and celebrates the creative work of Gippsland VCE art students and their schools. This prestigious award, with a total prize pool of $5000, aims to amplify and champion the significant work [...]

Victorian Regional Acheivement & Community Awards – Nominations open now

June 5th, 2017|

The search is on for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a difference in our local community through the annual Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards.  East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, invites all residents to consider nominating an individual, business or group. "Whether as an individual, committee, or business, we [...]

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 [...]