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This year the BGKLLEN is excited to announce we are holding another Industry Expo on the 28th of March.The event will once again focus on giving students the opportunity to physically try activities related to a range of Industries. We also aim to keep the event localised and have organisations such as our youth services and volunteer groups to help show young people the supports and opportunities in their community. This year we will also have an exciting interactive workshop for students from Lorraine Ngwenya from Useful Link. Check out Useful Link’s website HERE to learn about all the amazing things they do.“Want to know how you can gain skills to help solve some of the problems our world faces? Come along to this interactive workshop to discover the skills you already have that are needed for work and our world!”Lorraine’s workshop will run from 10:15- 10:45 and 12:00-...

We were extremely fortunate to have Drew Corby, Strategy Lead from Purposeful - Ethical Consultants present at our 2018 Annual General Meeting. Drew has a background in front-line leadership and is an expert in helping organisations create the types of lasting cultural changes that are necessary to attract and keep young workers. One of the biggest issues that many organisations struggle with is how to engage these "millennials" (those born between the 1980’s and early 2000’s). Millenials have a bad reputation and are often labelled as being lazy and lacking workplace loyalty. This simply isn’t true. Millenials are definitely not lazy, with more than 73% of Millenials working more than 40 hours per week (ManPower Group -Millennial Careers: 2020 Vision). They are also not disloyal but have different goals than previous generations. Where baby boomers may prioritise stability, Millenials are more likely to use work as a way to:Find new friendships and develop...

I first came across Purposeful a few months ago when Laura, a star member of our team noticed an awesome event that Purposeful ran on how to attract, engage and retain millennials and youth for workplaces.Purposeful are an ethical consultancy and B Corp, working primarily with not for profits, community-based organisations and government departments. They are focused on helping these organisations to better understand what millennials and youth want from work.Managing Director, Mike Davis founded Purposeful a few years ago, after working as a Senior Advisor in the Victorian Public Service, realising that something was awry at most workplaces.The bulk of millennials and young people (71%) are disengaged at work and leaving en masse to try their hand at startups, social enterprises or other pursuits. This trend was evident across top tier companies, the service industry, the public service and to a lesser extent in the community sector.Since realising this,...

The BGKLLEN will again bring together partner organisations for the annual At-Risk forum on August 16, 2017 – a day of PD for school staff, youth workers and case managers held in partnership with Holmesglen and the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston Councils (Contact Kathy or Sam). ...