GRLLEN Newsletter #6

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. 

Upcoming events

What's on at the Skills & Jobs Centre - May

The Gordon Skills and Jobs Centre is a free careers service for jobseekers in the Geelong and Wyndham regions. The centre provides information and advice about training and employment opportunities to assist individuals to make informed career choices.  Check out the full range of courses this month here

Insights into Volunteering

This FREE Q & A panel will discuss the benefits of volunteering for anybody interested in:

  • exploring new careers
  • gaining new skills & knowledge
  • boosting job & career prospects
  • connecting to community
FREE Q&A Panel, 
Monday 28th May
10am - 11am
Register inside at the Skills & Jobs Centre, or call 5225 0700 to book your spot!

‘Creative Industries – the potential for a Clever and Creative Future’

Join a presentation that provides an overview of the current and potential impact of the creative industries sector to the future social and economy development of Geelong. This includes newly developed data from the Environmental Scan of the Creative Industries sector in the G21 Region. The Scan is a collaboration between the Geelong Region Local Learning Employment Network and Creative Geelong – supported by Enterprise Geelong that will show strong economic growth of the sector.
The presentation will also showcase two projects that support Geelong’s Clever and Creative narrative including the documentary film project Hubcaps to Creative Hubs and the Makers Hub project in Centrepoint Arcade.
When: Thursday 17th May, 9:30am - 10:30am
Get your FREE tickets through Eventbrite

News from around the web

Geelong apprentice Katrina Palmer to test herself at WorldSkills National Championships - NT News

Australian Jobs 2018

Australian Jobs is an easy to follow guide to the Australian labour market. It includes information about industries and occupations as well as states, territories and regions. The publication highlights trends in the Australian labour market and provides guidance about job search and the skills employers value.


Victorian State Government budget 2018 announcements:

The right skills for the job
Getting things done in the Barwon region
Budget papers
Brightest state school students to get new $27 million academy - Sydney Morning Herald

Federal Budget 2018

Budget 2018: where every dollar comes from, and how it's spent - ABC News (interactive webpage)
What's in it for me? The budget for young people - triple j hack

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