Child learning

Education & Training Pillar

The Education & Training Pillar works collaboratively to raise the profile of education and training as key drivers of the region’s economic and social prosperity. The Pillar seeks outcomes that:

  • connect education and training to employment
  • increase educational attainment and participation rates
  • increase access to education and training including effective educational pathways
  • improve the quality of educational outcomes
  • develop a vision of excellence for education and training.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Education & Training project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Education & Training Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

An update from the August 2018 Education & Training Pillar meeting.
$220,000 Regional Skills Funding grant will help identify workforce needs for Great Ocean Road communities in sectors such as construction, maintenance and housekeeping, visitor servicing, and hospitality.
Design students at The Gordon TAFE will soon have access to extra training and a new learning space thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government.

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Pillar Leadership

Prof Liz Johnson (Chair)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)
Deakin University
Cr Jim Mason (Deputy Chair)
City of Greater Geelong
Dr Damian Blake
Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning)
Deakin University
Carley Brennan
Skilling the Bay Manager
The Gordon
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Cr Libby Coker
Surf Coast Shire
Joanne Cornelius
Managing Director
LP Communications
Glenn Davey
Geelong Representative
Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals
Blake Edwards
Coordinator Youth Development
City of Greater Geelong
Simon French
Employment Facilitator
Department of Jobs and Small Business
Jan Golden
ACFE Regional Council BSW
Darren Gray
Deputy CEO
The Gordon
Cr Nathan Hansford
Golden Plains Shire
Pam Hargreaves
Education Consultant
Association of Independent Schools of Victoria
Cr Stephen Hart
Colac Otway Shire
Anneliese Knell
Executive Manager
Bethany Kindergarten Services
Rod Macdonald
Community Broadband Networks
Karl Mahr
Geelong Careers Teachers Association
Patti Manolis
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Kathy Reid
Linux Australia
Anne-Marie Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network
Georgina Ryder
Manager Training Participation Support
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Bronwyn Saffron
Manager Aged & Family
Surf Coast Shire
Catriona Salt
Area Director Barwon
Department of Education & Training
Cr Susan Salter
Borough of Queenscliffe
Christine Shannon
Director of Professional Learning & Research
The Geelong College
Cr Margot Smith
Surf Coast Shire
Dr Jude Walker
Research Officer
Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network