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

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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:


The Victorian Energy Education and Training (VEET) Program has been operating since 2004. The program is a partnership between AusNet Services, the three Gippsland LLENs, training providers and local schools.


To participate in the VEET Program students must complete an application, be in year 10, 11 or 12 and meet the pre-requites of studying: either VETiS Electrotechnology or Engineering and Maths.

The VEET Program helps students learn more about the energy industry and career opportunities available, by taking them through a series of industry orientation activities. Students also undertake a 3 day work placement with AusNet Services to complete the program.

For more information on the VEET Program, please contact the office on 5633 2868 or email:


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

For more information on The STEM Sisters, please contact the office on 5633 2868 or email:  


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

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