Young Industry Ambassadors Initiative

The BGKLLEN have partnered with Gateway LLEN to bring the Young Industry Ambassadors program to schools in Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston.

Health & Allied Services is a rapid growth industry. There is a strong interest from young people to join this sector, however, schools and students remain unsure of the multitude of pathways and employment options available.

A number of allied health businesses and organisations including Headspace, Link Health & Community, Acess Community Health, Epworth Hospital and Monash Medical Centre have young ambassadors that are trained up, passionate about their career and eager to share their career journey with your students. The program is a great way for students to converse with young people and gain a practical understanding of what each occupation is and what it is really like to work in the Health Sector. The ambassadors represent a number of occupations in allied health including Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Dietetics. The program is very flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of any classroom session.

Schools in Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston can fill out the expression of interest form HERE as a first step to having an ambassador visit your school!

If you work in an allied health business that has a young person who you believe is doing an amazing job, nominate them to become a Young Industry Ambassador!

This is an opportunity for your business to:
• Promote young organisation and industry to secondary schools across Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston
• Develop community partnerships
• Connect with young people

What is the selection criteria?
YIA’s must be passionate about their industry, their organisation and their occupation.

How much does it cost?
This is a cost-free initiate brought to you by Gateway LLEN and BGKLLEN

How are the YIA’s supported?
• YIA’s receive ongoing training and support from the LLEN’s
• Gateway LLEN will manage stakeholder inquiries on behalf of the YIA’s and their organisations

Nominate a Young Industry Ambassador

Businesses wishing to nominate a Young Industry Ambassador should contact Laura Vanderluys at the BGKLLEN directly:


Phone: 03 9584 8845.