Good morning, hope you are all having a good week, and enjoyed a relaxing long weekend over Easter.
We welcomed three new members to the GRLLEN team recently.
Di Buckley commenced her role as Project Officer for our Early Entry Workforce Project which encourages the region's young people to consider a career in the growing Community Services and Health industry. She will work with Robyn and Kylie, and we are pleased to have her on board.
We also welcomed Catherine Farrell to the team. Catherine joins us as the new coordinator for the Ticket to Work Program and it's support network. Catherine will be working with schools, employment & support agencies and our wonderful disability field officers helping young people with disability transition into an employment pathway. For more information on the Ticket to Work Program - check out these great stories here and here
Deb Walker has also joined the team, working with Jo Harris on the Structured Workplace Learning program, helping match young people with real-world on-the-job experiences with local employers. We're always on the lookout for new employers who can provide a young person with a great experience of real-world work, so get in touch with us if you can help!
Our labour market analyst and futurist, Dr. Jude Walker has recently taken up a new role with the Regional Australia Institute, working on a project investigating the future of work in regional Australia. As a result, she will reduce her hours with the LLEN, but will still be working on analysing and interpreting local data around changes to our regional labour market, including our upcoming environmental scan of the creative industries in the local region.