Are you interested in becoming a blogger?

  • Are you a young person aged 18-25 living in North-east Victoria?
  • Would you like to share your experience of making the transition to work and ‘adult life’ in a regional area?
  • Would you like to write a regular blog for NELLEN’s website, charting your progress towards secure employment in your chosen field?

If so, we would like to invite you to contribute a regular blog to our website, giving our readers a taste of your experiences as a student, job seeker or young worker starting out. We particularly seek a range of voices from young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Download our contributor guidelines for potential bloggers.

Check out our most recent blogs.

For more information, please contact Naomi Peters, Communications Officer, by emailing

Establishing a Community of Schools and Services for Wodonga

16 May 2019


Young people identified to be at risk of homelessness or disengagement from education will soon benefit from a coordinated response with funding being awarded to the Wodonga Project, a local partnership of schools, services and networks.

Based on the successful Community of Schools and Services (COSS) model, which is achieving significant outcomes for young people in Geelong and being established in several sites across Australia and internationally, the Wodonga Project will work to address social and educational disadvantage in local schools.

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NELLEN champions speak – The challenge of adult life

NELLEN catches up with one of our young bloggers to hear about how he is managing work-life balance while juggling uni, employment, and volunteering for a social-justice themed fashion label

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Workforce Development Project launched!

14 September 2018


NE Victoria’s Year 9 students are set to step out of their classrooms
and into local farms, agribusinesses, clinics and hospitals

Following the identification of agriculture/horticulture and health care/social assistance as two of the sectors facing critical employment issues in the Hume Region Workforce Development Plan 2015–2018, the newly established Workforce Development Project seeks to change this situation by introducing Year 9 students to these industries through targeted and supported work placement, followed by School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and gap year employment.

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