Agricultural Workforce Development Program Facilitator
Julie, a retired teacher and winner of the Victorian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award, is developing NELLEN’s agricultural pathways model, the Agricultural Workforce Development project, for VCAL students in North East Victoria. Julie will be working alongside key stakeholders, including secondary schools, TAFEs, Charles Sturt University, agri-businesses, associated peak bodies, community members and relevant government officers to implement this program.
Community Development Officer
Vanessa comes to NELLEN’s new Navigator – Adult Allies program with experience as a Flood Recovery Officer, responsible for helping to build affected communities’ resilience following natural disasters; a social housing advocacy officer; and a job services employment consultant. Originally from Horsham, she has lived in Wodonga for four years, and loves to spend time in nature, and at the city’s many festivals and family activities. She has a passion for community, and is excited about helping to forge meaningful bonds between adults and young people in NELLEN’s communities.
After completing an Associate Diploma in Photography and Theatre Studies, and a Bachelor of Education, Bev went to the Northern Territory to work as a nanny and then as a teacher in five Aboriginal community schools across the Barkly Tableland. Since returning to North East Victoria in 1999, she has been employed in a variety of roles in the education, health, local government, community development and human services sectors. In 2011, Bev completed a Master of Youth Health and Education Management, which has provided her with a strong theory-into-practice view of the multi-layered circumstances of young people and their families.
Structured Workplace Learning team member
As a part of the SWL team, Billy assists in engaging young people and local business into productive collaboration. Billy moved to north-east Victoria in 2008 to study psychological science, and owns and operates his own small business. He thus has a keen understanding into the needs and experience of a broad array of industry. As SWL team member, Billy aims to establish and strengthen youth inclusion in community activity throughout the region.
The staff at Albury’s COXTECH are a key ingredient to the efficiency of NELLEN’s office operations, keeping the team’s computer systems operating smoothly, and stress levels low!
Renae, of First Class Accounts Ovens and Murray, is NELLEN’s bookkeeping guru, keeping track of all things numerical and financial.
Lyn is responsible for the smooth running of NELLEN’s office, bringing with her years of administrative experience at the Australian Tax Office. Having “tree-changed” to the Albury-Wodonga region six years ago from Melbourne, Lyn is originally from Rochester. When she is not fine-tuning the systems that keep NELLEN buzzing along, you’ll find her enjoying a good book.