Good morning, hope you are having a good week.
The GRLLEN team has been busy preparing our Annual Report, which will be presented at our upcoming Annual General Meeting on 16th May. The LLEN and its many partners have done some amazing things over the past 12 months, and our Annual Report highlights and showcases all the wonderful projects we are involved in.
Associate Professor David Mackenzie, from Swinburne University, will be our keynote speaker at the AGM. David is the academic partner of The Geelong Project, and undertook the development of the Australian Index of Adolescent Development (AIDA) which is utilised in TGP schools to identify a range of issues that could signal at-risk of homelessness. He is also a member of Minister for Education James Merlino's expert education panel, where he has had the opportunity to profile and advocate for the project. He has promoted the project in South Australia, New South Wales and Canada, and is currently in the US doing the same. David will be discussing 'The Geelong Project: What reform - why reform?'. In light of the recent announcement of $2.8 million in State government funding to expand the project into another four schools in the Geelong region, this should be an informative and insightful keynote presentation, and we are privileged to have him joining us.
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The first of our two Barwon Health 'Careers in Health' work experience programs started this week. With 155 students from across the Geelong region eager to participate, it was a difficult task to narrow it down to the 40 who were successful! The first 20 are now halfway through their week, and the next 20 will get their chance to explore the diverse range of careers in health in late July/early August.
Our Structured Workplace Learning team have been busy sourcing opportunities for local VET and VCAL students. So far, 355 opportunities have been listed, which is a fantastic result considering we're not even halfway through the year! If you have a young person who is looking for a Structured Workplace Learning placement, get on to our Experience for Work for Young People site, where all the opportunities are listed.