"Local Learning and Employment Networks are crucial to ensuring young people don't fall through the cracks. As the Minister for Women, I'm immensely proud to see VicLLENs making a formal commitment to gender equality. Our government shares a vision for a safe and equal society, where all Victorians have equal access to power, resources and opportunities and are treated with dignity, fairness and respect. LLENs provide a fantastic example for other organisations to follow. You are helping create a better Victoria, a fairer Victoria, and I wish you the very best with your ongoing efforts to promote gender equality."
“I appreciate the commitment and contribution that the LLENs have made in fostering partnerships between schools and industry over this 20-year period, and the opportunities this has provided students as they transition into further education, training and employment pathways.”
“LLENs commenced because of the need to have focused and organised networks, programs and advocacy for young people. They were set around local governments because it was the level of engagement that was more direct, based on community and focused on accountability and delivery that rings true and hits the mark. They were an important initiative back then and - given the current scenarios for young people - are even more important now.”