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BBLLLEN offer a wide range of programs to suit the needs of the young people of Baw Baw and Latrobe. Learn more about each of the programs that we currently have on offer below.

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The I Am Deadly program aims to enable young Koorie people to obtain knowledge, skills and opportunities for real and lasting outcomes in employment, further education and training.


The program is delivered in three stages.

Stage 1 | Trade Taster Program. This will be delivered one day per week in Term One 2022

Stage 2 | Will be delivered one day per week in Term Two 2022

Stage 3 | Stage 3 – Work Placement, Term Three 2022

For more information, please contact Tamara Kennedy at

Project Ready

Project Ready is an experiential work readiness and interactive personal development program that was developed by Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network. It first delivered in 2017 to assist disengaged students become re-engaged in their education and ready for their future worlds of work. 


Project Ready supports students by:

  • Building ‘groupness’; a safe group space where students feel comfortable to share and personally develop
  • Helping them discover their unique skills, strengths and passions in order to plan for their career
  • Helping them understand possible training and work pathways through a range of career development and industry engagement activities
  • Introducing them to design thinking theory
  • Building self-worth and resilience through personal development activities, volunteering and community involvement
  • Improving their communication skills and teaching them workplace communication
  • Helping them understand how to work effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Teaching them work readiness skills, such as the job application process
  • Teaching them project development, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills
  • Teaching them OH&S skills
  • Facilitating work placement opportunities

For more information, please contact

It’s a W.R.A.P.

The Work Readiness Assistance Program will support secondary students in work readiness skills that will enhance their employability by connecting with local employers who are willing to provide written feedback on application letters and resumes.


The program aims to enhance students pre-employment competencies associated with resume preparation and interview techniques, as well as build the confidence and skills of students in engaging with employers. 

This program provides students with an opportunity to submit an application to a prepared mock job vacancy to a nominated industry/business. This helps provide an awareness for students of the competitive nature of the job market and the quality of applications that employers are seeking. The It’s a W.R.A.P. Program provides an opportunity for local employers/industries to engage with local schools, as well as being able to promote their sector.

For more information contact Tamara Kennedy via email

Future Self

The Future Self Program will promote future career aspirations and pathways to schools and students through connections with local business and Industry Ambassadors.

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Through the Future Self Program, students will gain a greater understanding of the careers and opportunities across different industries and sectors within Gippsland. Ambassadors will undertake a range of different school engagement activities such as class presentations, Q&A sessions, workplace tours, and supporting a student on work placement.

The Future Self Ambassadors program enables, business, organisations and individuals wanting to support students to explore future careers and pathways in a way that will deliver the best results for them and young people.

For more information, please contact the LLEN via email at


The STEM Sisters (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)  – ‘If you can’t see it, you can’t be it’ Project is an initiative of the three Gippsland LLEN’s: Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, South Gippsland Bass Coast LLEN and Gippsland East LLEN.


The STEM Sisters project was created in response to low levels of engagement from girls in STEM subjects. The aim of the project is to increase the awareness of young women to opportunities that exist now and into the future in the STEM areas. There are several elements to the project:

STEM Sisters Year 10 Program
70 year 10 students from across Gippsland engage in several STEM related tours and activities throughout the year.

STEM Sister Ambassador Program
STEM Sister Ambassadors are volunteers who are passionate about their careers, their organisation or STEM Background. They volunteer their time and support to promote STEM to young female learners in a vast range of original, creative and practical ways.

Additional Opportunities for girls, not necessarily in the year 10 program, which may include:

  • The Royal Women’s International Women’s Day
  • ‘Meet a Scientist’
  • 3 Day Intensive – STEM Teams Challenge – The Gippsland Tech School
  • ECOlinc, Bacchus Marsh – Women in Science Tour
  • BrainSTEM challenge
  • Girls in Science L’Oreal/Melb University


The JobSkills Expo targets year 9, 10 and VCAL students and young people from schools, training and community organisations in the Latrobe City, Bass Coast, South Gippsland and West Gippsland regions. 


It engages young people with “hands on” activities, advice and information about the various skills, jobs and industries that make up our regional workforce.

As well as static displays, the JobSkills Expo has a range of short seminars providing practical information and advice to students.

For more information on the JobSkills Expo, please contact the office on 5633 2868 or email:  


I Am Ready is a Gippsland wide program to support secondary school students with a learning barrier or disability. Participants will learn work readiness skills and be provided with opportunities for supported work experience.


The program is delivered in three stages.

Stage 1 | I Am Exploring – Work readiness skills, 1 day per week

  • Interactive workshop style program
  • Parent workshops

Stage 2 |  I Am Becoming Ready

  • Supported assistance to take part in work experience

Stage 3 |  I Am Ready

  • Part-time employment
  • Further training e.g TAFE
  • School-based Apprenticeship

I Am Ready Program Promotional Video

For more information on the I Am Ready Program, please contact the office on 5633 2868 or email:  

Inspiring Young People

IYP Events take place across Baw Baw and Latrobe, the series of events bring experienced guests from the local community together with young people from local schools to share stories of their career pathways, aspirations and personal journeys.


In recent years, these events have included:
• One afternoon tea event for Multicultural Young People
• Two Inspiring Young Women Dinners
• One Inspiring Young People Health Dinner
• One Inspiring Young People Disability Lunch
• Three Inspiring Young People Lunches
• One Inspiring Young Women in STEM – Living Library

For more information on upcoming IYP events, or to volunteer as a guest please contact the office on 5633 2868 or email: