GRLLEN Newsletter #5

Hope you are all having a good week.
As you know, our labour market analyst and futurist, Dr. Jude Walker, has been busy trawling through the latest ABS Census data to track where the jobs are in our local region - and where jobs growth is predicted to be in future.  This great article from the ABC shows how industries have grown since 1985, and it's interesting to note that they mention the health and social assistance sector, which is the biggest employer in the G21 region, is also "now the single-biggest employer and largest contributor to employment in every state."  Have a look at all the data here

Marsha Uppill worked for the LLEN back in 2013, as one of our Project Officers.  We were thrilled to see this article highlighting her as an Aboriginal entrepreneur to know! Read more, and listen to an interview with Marsha here

Upcoming events

What's on in April at the Skills & Jobs Centre
Check out everything happening for April here

Free training for Geelong welfare workers
360Edge is delivering FREE Ice Training to frontline workers across Victoria in the welfare sector, funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Ice Action Plan. These practical interactive workshops run for a half day and build the knowledge and skills of frontline workers to respond safely and effectively to people affected by ice.
360Edge will be in Geelong the following dates:
11 May
Western Victoria PHN
131 Myers Street

Go to to secure your place for a session in your area or get further information about the training. 
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Got questions? Contact the Ice Training team on 1300 988 184 or email

GCTA Geelong Careers and Pathways Expo
Great chance to check out the range of pathways into different careers!
Monday 14 May 3-6pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Find out who's going to be there here

John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
An annual developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation.

The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

The Prize is named after and supported by international best-selling author John Marsden, sponsored by Hachette Australia and administered by Express Media. The prize is judged by John Marsden, alongside representatives from Hachette Australia and Express Media.

Submissions for The 2018 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers are now open.
More information on how to enter here

News from around the web

10 skills you need for future employment - PwC blog
I was told I could never sustain myself with a creative career - FYA
Creativity is fundamental for lifelong learning - Lifelong Learning News Weekly
Why are there so many C-words in the future of work? - FYA 
Youth Matters Forum - Barwon Vulnerable Youth Strategy April Update
Report card 2018: the wellbeing of young Australians - Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO)
VET qualifications - who is more likely to complete and why? - NCVER media release
Australia's workplaces are transforming: search where the jobs will be in 2024 - Sydney Morning Herald

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