Workforce Development Project

The Workforce Development (WD) project will strengthen pathways for young people into training and employment in two industries in the Ovens Murray region—Agriculture/Horticulture, and Health Care and Social Assistance.

The WD project is based upon a ‘prototype’ established at Mansfield Secondary College by Julie Aldous, a former teacher and now Industry-School Liaison Officer (Agriculture/Horticulture) at NELLEN.

Participating Year 9 students will be involved in industry placements and career pathways through specific learning embedded in their school’s curriculum as well as undertaking School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs), industry experience and further tertiary study. The success of the project depends on strong links between schools, TAFEs, universities and industry as well as the community.

Education sites, business owners and community members interested in being involved in the WD project should contact NELLEN by emailing ceo@nellen.org.au or phoning (02) 6056 0966 for further details.