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 2020 Education & Training Pillar meeting.
A June 2020 update from the Education & Training Pillar.
An updated form the Education & Training Pillar.

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Pillar Leadership

Assoc Prof Jamie Mustard (Chair)
Director FreelancingHUB, Graduate Employment Division
Deakin University
Carley Brennan (Deputy Chair)
Skilling the Bay Manager
The Gordon
Dr Damian Blake
Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning)
Deakin University
Elaine Carbines AM
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Leanne Collins
Geelong Tech School
Jennifer Cromarty
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for Geelong
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
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
Cr Sarah Mansfield
City of Greater Geelong
Jill Moodie
Manager Community Strengthening
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Pat Murnane
City of Greater Geelong
Anne-Marie Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network
Georgina Ryder
Manager Training Participation Support
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Catriona Salt
Area Director Barwon
Department of Education & Training
Cr Susan Salter
Borough of Queenscliffe
Jason Steinwedel