BGKLLEN aims to increase the number of young people entering skill shortage industries by supporting local businesses to connect with the student workforce talent pool in secondary schools across the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston region. Gen Industry is an initiative conceptualised and developed by BGKLLEN aimed to solve the challenges present in a range of industries, particularly Manufacturing and Early Childhood Education. Gen Industry will foster collaborations between industry, schools and young people and build connections which will lead to improved employment outcomes for local young people in thriving local industries. Through building these connections between these vital partnerships, a range of resources and events will be developed and provided to schools, parents and young people. This will enable young people to learn more about these industries, ignite their curiosity to explore potential career pathways and job opportunities and support them to connect with proactive employers.