Structured Workplace Learning
As a community, we’re all responsible for inspiring young people to find their passion in life, stay engaged in school and pursue a career that’s right for them. At Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network (CGLLEN), we’re all about bringing together different sectors of the Ararat, Stawell and district communities to support and mentor young people aged from 10-25. We connect local business, industry, government, parents, teachers, training providers and community groups to create sustainable programs that inspire young people to reach their full potential. By placing a real value on education and training, we aim to guide young people through adolescence to a bright future. Best of all, together we can help young people ‘live their best life’.
Now that’s rewarding!
Brendan van den Clarke
In your mind’s eye, try to imagine a colour explosion; the sweet taste of pineapple rolling over your tongue; the sound of ripper tunes in ear; the scent of pizzas in the oven. Imagining those things might help you gain an insight into what Funky Friday Hawaiian Night on November 25 was like. Kids aged[…]
“In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations.” – Someone’s nan, probably. This week marks the end of one of Central Grampians LLEN’s work for the dole programs, Kreative Krafterz, as we donated over 30 bags of crafts to local kindergartens. CGLLEN’s Kreative Krafterz, welcomed nine women this year to get their hands sticky,[…]
Who would have thought that children could get so excited by rusty old bicycles? On Tuesday, November 8, five students from Ararat North Primary School got their first look at the bicycles they’ll be refurbishing for the coming weeks. The bicycles ranged in sizes and functionality with some even missing wheels, pedals, or chains. Of[…]
Pop-locking, hip-hopping, and jaw dropping are just a few words to describe the weekend at the Ararat Hip Hop Festival on November 5 and 6 at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre. Central Grampians LLEN supported the event through the organisation of workshops and volunteering as mentors on the day. The festival schedule was packed with[…]
We were all very excited to be nominated as finalists in the 2016 Wimmera Business Awards along with our neighbouring LLEN Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN. Congratulations to the category winners Goolum Goolum. View the short video presentation below!
Words by Jasmine Van Den Hoek, Social Media Officer CGLLEN If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to drive a race car on a perfect spring day with the wind in face, you might want to get some tips from the Grade Five and Six students of three of Ararat’s primary schools. Ararat[…]
At Central Grampians LLEN, we are excited to be involved in community and youth events; engaging students in schools and inspiring each other in a positive way. We like to connect with all members of our local communities. Keep up to date with our newsletters to read all about the programs we run, and the[…]
FReeZA FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues. In the past we’ve organized live band gigs, BMX and skate competitions, hip hop showcases, art[…]
The Engage! program helps local youth from 12 to 25 years to connect to community and get the best out of living locally. We work with young people to explore education and career pathways and learn about the many ways they can contribute to making the local area a vibrant place to be. Engage! aims[…]