Welcome to
Central Grampians LLEN

As one of 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks funded by the Victorian State Department of Education, we work with our community partners to facilitate programs and activities that help local youth engage in education, training and other opportunities.

Our focus is ensuring young people develop the skills they need to pursue employment and thrive in the workforce. Central Grampians LLEN assists in the delivery of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), hands-on activities, youth-friendly events and other important skills development initiatives.

Our MATES Mentoring program currently operates in 10 schools throughout Ararat and the Northern Grampians Shire, matching young people with positive role models from the community.

We also deliver the Central Grampians TAC L2P Program across Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire.

Our Programs

L2P logo

L2P is a free program for young L-platers who don’t have a car or supervising driver.

TAC L2P Program

Mates logo

The MATES youth mentoring program has been implemented in 18 schools across the Wimmera Sth Mallee ....

MATES Mentoring

School to Work logo

The School to Work program allows secondary students to...

School to Work

Resilient Ararat logo

Resilient Ararat is a project aimed at improving the resilience, happiness and mental well-being of people ....

Resilient Ararat

Media Releases

Workplace learning unearthing new talent

Workplace learning unearthing new talent

An increasing number of business owners across the Central Grampians are turning to work experience and work placements to identify secondary college students with industry potential. According to data from Central Grampians LLEN, 151 local businesses are currently...

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Students experience tradie life

Students experience tradie life

A group of students from Marian College and Lake Bolac College donned safety goggles and hit the tools as part of a Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen INC (SALT) workshop in Ararat this month. With the support of Central Grampians LLEN, SALT, in conjunction with the...

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Cyber cop tackles online safety in local schools

Cyber cop tackles online safety in local schools

Renowned cyber safety expert, Susan McLean spent four days in the Central Grampians region last week, educating the local community on how to protect themselves online. A former member of Victoria Police, Ms McLean established Cyber Safety Solutions in 2007. The...

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