Workforce Development Project

The Workforce Development 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.

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 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. Click here to watch a video showing how the school strengthened engagement with industry through SBATs.

The success of the Workforce Development 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 project should contact Norm Madden, Workforce Development Project Manager, by emailing or phoning 0408 319 591 for further details.