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Skilling the Bay

Skilling the Bay is a unique regional initiative established in 2012 to address the economic and industry changes impacting the Geelong and Barwon regions. It is led by The Gordon Institute of TAFE and delivered in partnership with Deakin University and the Victorian Department of Education.

Skilling the Bay brings together education providers, community organisations, and industry to deliver programs focused on improving education and employment outcomes and promoting, strengthening, and supplementing pathways for people of all ages into sustainable and decent work.


Geelong industries open their doors to explore the World of Work!

Industry immersion programs in trending and growing industries in the region, promoting pathway programs to inspire and engage young people in employment opportunities and the world of work.
Aimed at Year 10 and 11 students to engage further into the world of careers and see a pipeline of post-school opportunities, direct to employment, TAFE and University.

Preparing Geelong for the jobs of the future through education, employment and innovation