A Framework for Understanding Poverty

8 March 2018

SGBCLLEN organised the dliverery of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” two day PD workshop held in Leongatha on March 6th & 7th. There was a…

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Passport 2 Employment

30 January 2018

In 2017, the South Gippsland Bass Coast Passport 2 Employment Program engaged 2 schools and 10 students. This pathway program was delivered in partnership between the National Disability Coordination Officer Eastern Victoria Gippsland Region and SGBCLLEN.  Students from South Gippsland Specialist School and Bass Coast Specialist School completed the 8 week program which was delivered offsite one day per week during term four. The program’s focus on the employment environment enabled participants to learn and build on relevant skills and attributes needed to successfully transition from secondary school.  The group had the fantastic opportunity to visit two workplaces; Bunnings Warehouse and Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, to participate in behind the scenes tours. The visits provided great experience and education about workplace training requirements, different departments and work areas and firsthand information from real employers. As part of the program, students participated in mock interviews at their local council offices. Project partners, South Gippsland Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council staff volunteered their time for the interviews. In the lead up to interviews, Andrew and Steph from Work Solutions Gippsland presented an information session to the students. The session covered topics including interview techniques, preparing for an interview, what questions may be asked and appropriate dress and grooming. It was great for the students to gain an agency perspective of employer expectations when attending an interview.  In partnership with Yooralla, we also had four young student leaders who helped to take  participants shopping to purchase clothes for their mock interviews. They were great positive role models on the day. The Yooralla young leaders were also guest speakers at the graduation event sharing their own journeys as inspiration. Feedback from partners: “For me personally being involved in the Passport 2 employment program was a highlight…

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Inspiring Young People – Mirboo North Secondary College

9 November 2017

SGBCLLEN supported Mirboo North Secondary College to host an ‘Inspiring Young People’ (IYP) event last week for year 11 students. IYP events demonstrate how school industry partnerships…

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P2E Students visit service providers and tour workplaces in Wonthaggi

1 November 2017

South Gippsland Bass Coast P2E students visited service providers and toured workplaces in Wonthaggi. Students worked in teams to visit Centrelink, Bendigo Bank, Work Solutions Gippsland…

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Wonthaggi Secondary College 'Naval Gazing Program'

14 June 2017

“Year 10 students from Wonthaggi Secondary College recently had the privilege to experience a day at Cerberus. This is a popular excursion with the students and…

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Victorian Energy Education and Training Program

5 June 2017

   Students from across Gippsland came together to participate in an industry excursion day for the Victorian Energy Education and Training (VEET) program. The VEET program exposes participants to career development activities and generates links to the local energy industry. This year 4 students from 2 South Gippsland schools participated in the VEET program. Participants had the unique opportunity to visit Loy Yang Power Station, Ausnet Hazelwood Terminal Station and Federation Training Energy Training Centre in Chadstone. Excursions included site tours, hands on activities and engagement with employees about careers within the industry.  As part of the VEET program, students also completed work placements with Ausnet Services in Leongatha. This is a very unique opportunity providing students with valuable industry experience. A message from program partners:  “The most successful people in my life experiences are not the most talented, but are the…

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South  Gippsland  Primary  School  Leadership  Conference

30 April 2017

The  South  Gippsland  Primary  School  Leadership  Conference  (PSSLC)  involved  100 s students  from  18  schools  across  South  Gippsland and Bass Coast.  The event was hosted by the Assistant Principals Group and facilitated by student training organisation GRIP Leadership. Students developed strategies to be used within their schools and communities. The day included 4 workshops and a GippSport session with guest speaker Chelsea Caple Development Manager AFL Gippsland.   Some of the key topics covered at the workshops included networking, what it means to be a leader, expectations,  responsibility, thinking outside the box and turning ideas into action.  Feedback: “The students are getting so much out of today and all the content has been really engaging. They are really enjoying themselves.”  Kiarna Smith 5-6 Teacher…

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