Local Learning and Employment Networks

The Local Learning and Employer Network create strategic, sustainable partnerships that improve education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates.

The Department of Education and Training is funding LLENs to source additional school-employer engagement activities for school students.

These activities include:

  • placement opportunities including work experience, structured workplace learning and school community work

  • school-based apprenticeships and traineeships

  • guest speakers and presenters from industry

  • workplace visits and industry tours

  • mock interviews and work-readiness preparation.

© State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training)

In Gannawarra we have two LLENs to support youth in our region – Campaspe/Cohuna (Echuca) and Murray Mallee (Swan Hill).

Visit the sites to find out about the different services available to you or checkout these documents as a great starting point to transition out of school:

How work works Loddon Campaspe

The research (in this document) shows that there are long-term opportunities for young people in regional areas and that many of our growing industries are experiencing skill shortages. Our largest industries need younger workers as they expand, and aging workforces retire.  It contains some terrific research and advice about gaining employment locally.

School Leavers Guide

Introducing our updated School Leavers Guide!  It has information and links to further education and training including scholarships & academies, employment information, volunteering options, gap year resources, mental health resources, starting your own business, what you need to consider when becoming independent and heaps of videos/links for all the resources you’ll need.

School To Work Guide

The School to Work Guide is a resource aimed for secondary students. It has information and links to Future World of Work, work related skills, career pathways, trending industries and employment pathways in our region, Connect U Swan Hill, career quiz and videos/links showing various jobs and careers