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 board of Geelong Animal Welfare Society and Barwon Regional Partnership. 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.
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.
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.
With an extensive background in supporting and teaching young people in alternative schooling, Deb has also taught and coordinated programs within the disability field, assisted newly arrived refugees, delivered various programs in community centres and mentored at risk youth and adults entering the workforce.
With a genuine passion to empower and create opportunities for growth, Deb is committed to assisting people to overcome barriers and recognise that they indeed have real and valued potential.