Link2Learn

Would you like to develop your skills, experience and confidence to find the right job or career pathway, all while having access to a mentor specifically matched to support you?

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Introduction

2020/2021 has presented challenges for us all, young people in particular have encountered many barriers. Tasked with navigating blended learning models, managing disruptions to their education, as well as the inability to connect with local Training providers and Industry the way they normally would.

With all this in mind, GMLLEN engaged the services of Lysa Johnstone Consulting, to research and scope the many benefits that mentoring programs have on young people. The findings from the research were unanimously positive for both young people and their mentors.

We have since presented our pilot mentor framework to local youth groups, the consultations provided young people with the opportunity for input and to provide feedback. We are now excited to announce we have our Link2Learn program ready for expressions of interest.

15 young people will have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor and enjoy the benefits of skill building workshops and connecting to industry via work placement, which will run over the duration of 2022.

We look forward to sharing the successes of this pilot program and hopefully, see it grow in the future.

Mentor Program

The selected group of young people will be carefully matched to a volunteer mentor, our mentors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and life experiences and are passionate about helping young people in our community succeed.

Our mentor program offers access to a mentor for up to 6 months, mentors provide individual one on one support & guidance with career/education preparation and planning.

Mentors can assist with:

  • Resume Writing
  • Looking for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Goal Setting
  • Education and career pathways
  • Expanding a young person’s networks
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Passing on lived experience

Work placements

Work placement provides ‘on the job’ experience to help a young person build skills, expand knowledge and grow in confidence. This program includes:

  • 10-day placement can be undertaken 1 day per week or in blocks
  • a payment of $20 per day to cover travel and lunch expenses.
  • Large variety of placement opportunities to choose from to develop core employability skills and special interests

 Skills building workshops

We run regular workshops in order to develop the skills of participants and equip them with the tools needed to thrive in the world of work. We discuss a broad range of topics including:
• Job readiness
• Career and life coaching
• Discovering your passion
• Self-care/wellbeing

These workshops also allow participants to connect with fellow young people and hear from inspiring guest speakers, sharing their related experiences and expanding professional networks.

Support the Link2Learn Program by being a Mentor

The Link2Learn program encourages and celebrates involvement from our community.

Whether you’re passionate about giving young people a positive future or you’re keen to make a difference in your local area, we encourage you to get involved!

Click the below pictures to view our Link2Learn Brochure:

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It’s not all the school’s responsibility. We all need to come together as in schools, the community and family to provide positive mentors and create places outside of home and school to explore. Everyone has a part to play.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to chat about our mentor program Link2Learn, contact us below:

Lisa Kerr - Program Coordinator
Lisa.kerr@gmllen.com.au

Bec Costa-Lowe - Executive Officer
bec.costa-lowe@gmllen.com.au
0413 438 289

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70 New Dookie Rd, Shepparton VIC 3630
PO Box 1213, Shepparton 3632
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