About Us

Gateway Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) aims to improve post compulsory education and training opportunities in Victoria. We encompass the local government areas of Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash and works with key stakeholders within these communities.

Since 2002, we have facilitated and implemented a number of programs that support 10 – 19 year olds to engage in education and training. The initiatives tend to focus on ‘at risk’ youth and aim to increase their engagement in relevant and practical learning opportunities that lead to a supported transition through education, training and onto employment.


Forging Strong Connections


Improving Training and Education Outcomes


Actively Building Partnerships


Meet the Team


Bronwen Henry

Executive Officer

Bronwen Henry is the Executive Officer with Gateway LLEN. She has more than fifteen years’ experience in the community sector including working as a counsellor within secondary schools and program development and facilitation for at-risk youth.

In her role as Executive Officer, Bronwen works with a wide range of individuals and organisations to develop and build sustainable partnerships that provide innovative programs to improve education and successful transitions to further education, training or employment for young people in the Gateway region.

0422 103 472


Bianca Spence

Senior Project Officer

Bianca Spence works as the Project Officer at Gateway LLEN. She joined the Gateway LLEN team eight years ago, having previously worked in the Eastern Metropolitan region in education and training and community sectors.

Bianca also has experience teaching and training in both Australia and abroad. In her role with Gateway, Bianca coordinates and manages transition and engagement programs that improve educational and career opportunities for young people in the region.

Bianca works part-time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

0439 273 553


Daisy Henry

SWL Coordinator and Content Coordinator

Daisy Henry is one of Gateway LLEN's Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Coordinator and the Content Coordinator. Daisy has a background in Journalism and International Relations, and is passionate about creating experiences for young people.

In her role with Gateway LLEN Daisy is responsible for developing and maintaining employer relationships, creating enhanced career opportunities for young people in the region, working closely with schools, and Statewide portal maintenance. She is also in charge of handling Gateway's marketing, communications and social media accounts.

Daisy works part-time and is in the office on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

0451 275 210

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Alexandra Gee

SWL Coordinator

Alexandra Gee is a part-time Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Coordinator with Gateway LLEN. Alexandra has a background in Business and Global Studies, as well as extensive experience across the retail and hospitality industries.

In her role with Gateway LLEN, Alexandra facilitates SWL placements for students studying a VET subject. She is responsible for developing and maintaining employer relationships, creating enhanced career opportunities for young people in the region, and Statewide portal maintenance. She works with students, schools and local employers across a range of industries to coordinate hands-on workplace experiences.

Ally works part-time and is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

0459 206 993


Melissa Brown

Office Manager

Melissa is Office Manager at Gateway LLEN. Having been with the team since 2004, she is responsible for reception duties, coordinating and maintaining office procedures, and the organisation of Gateway's Board and Sub-Committee meetings. She enjoys working with the rest of the team to achieve outcomes for young people in the Gateway region.

0403 596 097

The regions we encompass

City of Whitehorse
City of Monash