Welcome to
Central Grampians LLEN

As one of 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks funded by the Victorian State Department of Education and Training, 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), mentorship, hands-on activities, youth-friendly events and other important skills development initiatives.

Our MATES Mentoring program currently operates in nine 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

Structured Workplace Learning logo

Structured Workplace Learning is a program for VET and VCAL students ...

Structured Workplace Learning

Resilient Ararat logo

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

Resilient Ararat

Media Releases

Employers open their doors to Skene Street Specialist School

Employers open their doors to Skene Street Specialist School

Businesses in Stawell and Ararat rolled out the welcome mat for students from Skene Street Specialist School during a three-month Industry Tour Series facilitated by Central Grampians LLEN. Designed to provide students with an insight into a range of different career...

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Learners queuing up for driver mentor program

Learners queuing up for driver mentor program

Central Grampians LLEN is celebrating the achievements of its TAC L2P Program after fifteen young learner drivers graduated from the initiative in the past twelve months. The program operates across Northern Grampians Shire, Ararat Rural City and Pyrenees Shire and...

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Secondary students receive road safety rundown

Secondary students receive road safety rundown

Year 12 students in Ararat, Stawell, Lake Bolac and Beaufort will have the opportunity to learn about responsible drinking and safe driving after Central Grampians LLEN received funding through the Department of Transport Community Grants program to deliver the...

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