Geelong Region LLEN Newsletter

Dear LLEN members and friends,

Welcome to 2018 and to our very first LLEN newsletter!  
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and enjoyed some time off.  

We are eager to hear your feedback about our newsletter - do you find the information contained within it informative, relevant and helpful?  Is there something else you'd like to see us include?  Please let us know.

Please see the latest news below.

News from GRLLEN

We had our first staff meeting for 2018 last week.  At the end of 2017 we said goodbye to a few of our team members, but we are on the lookout for a few new people to join our lovely team, including someone to fill the role of Structured Workplace Learning Project Officer.  Please feel free to share with your friends, colleagues and networks.  Full position description can be found here 

It's always great to see the wonderful work our team does getting a mention in the local news! Health care driving Geelong jobs growth - Surf Coast Times

Upcoming local events

Save the Date!
Our first Expansive Learning Network event for 2018 will be held on 16th March.  More details to follow soon - keep an eye on the website and our social media!

Geelong Women in Trades Breakfast
When: Thursday 22 March 2018
Where: GMHBA Stadium, Presidents Room, Level 2, Brownlow Stand
Time: 7am for a 7.30am start, concludes by 9am.
Tickets: $55.00 pp includes hot breakfast, coffee and tea. 
Link to purchase tickets here

Dare2B Youth Conference is coming to Geelong
Thursday, 16th August 2018
Deakin University, Waterfront Geelong
9am to 1pm
Expression of Interest form
About Dare2B Youth Conference

  • Open to students or any young people 15-18 years of age who may benefit from the day
  • Bringing together wellbeing, careers, and recreation professionals from the community 
  • Offering a variety of workshops and a careers expo
  • Free of charge so that all young people have the opportunity to attend
  • Places will fill fast. Local schools have first preference so to ensure your students do not miss out complete an Expression of Interest form.

Parenting Children Who Worry Too Much
For parents of children aged 2 - 10
Free seminar: February 13, 2018
4-week group: February 20 & 27, March 6 & 13, 7pm - 9pm 
Mandama Primary School, 10 Corang Ave, Grovedale
Full details here

Community Services Employer panel (Q&A)
City of Greater Geelong, Diversitat, and Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Monday 26 February, 2018
Westfield Geelong
Register inside the Skills & Jobs Centre or call 5225 0700

What's on in February at the Skills & Jobs Centre
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 all the workshops and events coming up at the Skills & Jobs Centre here

The latest news from the web

What role can employers play in preparing young people for the future of work? - Foundation for Young Australians

Quantifying the expense of early school leavers - Teach for Australia

Diversity starts in schools: children need to see a wider range of careers - The Guardian

Maths should be compulsory at school: our future jobs depend on it - ABC News

Perfect super storm brewing on back of gig economy boom - Sydney Morning Herald  

Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards
the Team @ GRLLEN

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