Who are we & what do we do?
The Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN) is a not for profit incorporated association and is one of 31 LLENs across Victoria funded by the State Government.
The aim is to develop sustainable partnerships between schools and industry to support the retention, attainment and career pathways of young people in the local government areas of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. The key goal is to ensure that young Australians attain year 12 or equivalent qualification, and transition successfully to further education, training or employment.
The OELLEN role includes research on issues affecting youth transitions and the identification and dissemination of information regarding local skill shortage areas.
OELLEN is supported by the Victorian Government to deliver the Structured Workplace Learning program in 2016 in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. The funding enables OELLEN to engage with local employers to provide placements that are tailored to local priorities and employment opportunities.
Expand local education and training opportunities
Identify local skill shortages and employment opportunities for young people
Ensure young people are assisted to make a successful transition from school to further education, training or employment
Support measurable improvement to outcomes achieved by young people