Highlands LLEN coordinate a diverse range of annual events, aimed at engaging various stakeholders including young people, educators, youth work professionals, local businesses and more.
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GROW Ballarat recently facilitated an event for local businesses and industry professionals to gain insight into the new Social Procurement Framework (SPF). There were a range of presentations from the speakers below who provided the audience with context around the SPF, as well as unpacking the benefits of engaging with social procurement and inclusive employment practices.
The event was a great opportunity for GROW Ballarat to not only network with local business and industry but also allowed the Initiative to lead a call to action for social procurement and its numerous positive outcomes for the community.
Annual Employment Event \
Highlands LLEN facilitates an annual employment event as part of our Structured Workplace Learning portfolio which occurs during the Commerce Ballarat B31 Ballarat Business Festival. This event is broadly focused on employment for young people and the topics covered change each year based on needs scoped and refined by Highlands LLEN.
Previous years have seen a Jobs and Skills Drive format with interactive workshops for Secondary School students and young job seekers. The 2019 event focused on local businesses and exploring the challenges they face when employing young people, as well as the resources and information needed to allow young employees and employers to thrive together.
Flexible Learning Forum \
The Flexible Learning Forum is an event focused on showcasing new initiatives, providing professional development and facilitating networking for those working in flexible learning programs and other professionals working in education reengagement.
The event features a range of speakers from the youth work and education sectors who present on new ideas and explore best practice in the flexible learning sector.
Get Into Games (GIG) \
The Get Into Games (GIG) Expo is a large-scale event which is focused on the game development and technology industry. GIG engages Secondary School students with industry professionals to encourage pathways from school into the gaming and technology workforce.
Highlands LLEN is an active member of the organising committee along with our partners The City of Ballarat, Federation University Australia, The Game Developers Association of Australia, GUF Games and Telstra. This annual event is an inspiring day that includes presentations from gaming professionals, exciting workshops and fun video games.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) \
The Highlands LLEN Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held during the first half of the year and is a time for our Members and other community individuals to come together and explore the events and achievements of the LLEN in the preceding year.
The Annual Report is presented and new Committee of Management members elected during the evening. With an engaging and knowledgeable guest speaker, the AGM is an event which showcases the work of the LLEN to Members and the broader community.