Anne-Marie is the inaugural Executive Officer of the Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network and holds a range of post graduate qualifications in education, leadership and organisation development.
She is well enmeshed in the Geelong Region community through extensive engagement with various G21 Pillar groups, is a member of the BSW ACFE Council and currently sits on the Boards of Give Where You Live and the Geelong Animal Welfare Society. Anne-Marie has completed the Australian Company Directors Course. Prior to coming to the LLEN Anne‐Marie worked across Victoria in education and community roles, building an extensive track record in networking and community engagement, partnership brokerage, strategic planning, and concept and project development.
Robyn is a Project Manager/Partnership Broker. She currently manages the Careers in Community Services & Health program – an early entry-level workforce development program focused on school-aged young people. The program aims to interest more young people in the Geelong region in a career in Community Services & Health. In conjunction with employers, it offers a series of awareness raising activities and supports pathways into further education, training and employment via VET in Schools and School-based Traineeships. The program is funded by Skilling the Bay until the end of 2017.
Robyn uses her skills as a careers counsellor to develop programs for retrenched workers, supporting them to transition to new careers. She is also a registered teacher.
Helen is our Administration Coordinator wears many different hats to make sure that the busy LLEN office is operating smoothly. She liaises with IT service providers and our bookkeeper, checks compliance with our reporting requirements, and provides administrative support to the rest of the team. In her role, she also helps with events such as our AGM and communications including our website, annual report, and our Aboriginal Partnership Network's newsletter.
Helen has a background working in administration and internal communications in UK government departments and joined the LLEN team in June.
Kylie is a Project Officer/Partnership Broker and currently works on the Careers in Community Services & Health program and various retrenched worker programs. She has an extensive work history in linking with local industry to support our community in making successful career choices. Her work is to support pathways into future education & employment via industry awareness raising activities and work placement programs.
Jo is a Project Officer/Partnership Broker and is currently working on Structured Workplace Learning for the Geelong Region Secondary Schools. Jo has been working within the Employment and Training Industry sector for 27 years and has qualifications in Marketing and Training and Assessment, and is passionate about helping people achieve their employment goals. Jo has extensive knowledge and experience having worked in Disability Employment, Apprenticeships and traineeships within Group training, and has set up two RTO's locally who are both still in operation. Jo has been working with secondary schools within the Geelong Region over the past two and half years supporting students in finding quality work placements for students in years 10, 11 and 12. Jo has established excellent relationships with local employers within the Geelong and South West Region and is striving to give students the best opportunities to achieve their life goals.
Mark is a Project Officer/Partnership Broker and currently works on the Structured Workplace Learning Experience for the Geelong region secondary schools. Mark has vast experience in the VET sector, having worked with Apprentices and Trainees for over 10 years. Mark has a degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management. Mark has also worked extensively with many young elite athlete that has seen him travel the world in a management/mentoring role. Alongside this role, Mark will now also work with local Geelong students to help them gain relevant and practical work experience which will assist with the transition from school to employment.
Marianne is a Project Manager/Partnership Broker and manages the ‘Dream Real’ project: the creation of Geelong Careers, a multi-channel web site which delivers extensive regional career information via the web and personal devices to young people, retrenched workers and all career seekers in the G21 region. Geelong Careers went live in 2014 and features industry hero video case studies, regional careers pathways, analysis of locally trending industries, and a live job feed.
As the GRLLEN’s journalist, Marianne has also worked on communications and promotion strategies for the GRLLEN.
Joanne is the GRLLEN's PR and Communications Officer. She first worked for the GRLLEN as Office Manager back in 2013-2014. After taking 18 months off following the birth of her third child, she has now returned to the LLEN in the role of PR and Communications Officer. Joanne’s focus will mainly be on the Geelong Careers app – promoting the talent communities through social media, and engaging new users and partners. She will also provide support to Anne-Marie and the rest of the LLEN team in promoting their projects, through case studies, social media, media liaison, blogs and on the LLEN website.
Joanne is balancing her work with the LLEN this year, with completing her final year of a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations).
Sue is a Project Officer/Partnership Broker and currently works on the Experience for Work and Ticket to Work projects. She has an extensive work history in the area of employment and education. Sue is a trainer, coach and careers counselor working across all sectors of the community to assist individuals to make successful, sustainable career choices. Her work is to support pathways into future employment via education and training to ensure inclusion for everyone in the community who wants it.
Jude is the GRLLEN’s labour market analyst, futurist and demographer. She conducts our Environmental Scans and uses these scans, and the results of her other research projects, as the basis for data conversations with various groups, including schools and business groups. She provides insights into the future of work, particularly in relation to the introduction of new technologies. She also works with those groups to identify how the education/training, employment and economic sectors might work more effectively together to contribute towards better social and economic outcomes for the region.