Skilling the Bay’s key purpose is to support the future prosperity of Geelong by focusing on skills development and education.
Skilling the Bay was established in response to the economic changes impacting Geelong. Pivotal to the response was the desire to proactively support the transition to a new, more knowledge based economy.
Skilling the Bay coordinated the development of a snapshot of Geelong’s regional labour market and the Geelong Jobs Summit held in 2013. Following broad community consultation the Skilling the Bay Priority Actions Report was published and the Victorian Government allocated funding for several projects aligned with the aims of the Skilling the Bay.
Since its inception in 2011, the Victorian Government has invested $11 million in Skilling the Bay. This investment has been allocated to deliver 10 projects supporting the aims of Skilling the Bay. The projects will:
In excess of 5,000 people are expected to participate in education and training initiatives delivered through Skilling the Bay between 2012-17, with over 300 unemployed people expected to move into employment following completion of targeted training (TM) education and training programs.
Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.
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