Skilling the Bay is committed to measuring outcomes to evaluate the success of our actions and investment. We have established a performance measurement framework and regularly track our progress through identified targets and milestones.

Some of our recent achievements include:

  • An ‘Australian first’ Course in the Use of Carbon Fibre in Composites Manufacturing: This pilot course has launched in 2016 and provides an industry endorsed pathway for new and existing workers to contribute to the growing carbon fibre sector in Geelong.

  • Pivot Summit on innovation at Cunningham Pier, Geelong: The inaugural Pivot Summit featured Skilling the Bay’s first High Impact Forum and Innovation Masterclass. The event attracted over 300 people bringing Australian and international thought leaders together with local SMEs and start-ups, to focus on the future of digital technologies, and innovation and entrepreneurship in Geelong.

  • STEM teachers network and conference: The STEM teacher’s network features a dedicated website, a professional learning program, online resources and workshops. In October 2016 the inaugural STEM Education Conference will be hosted by Deakin University featuring the best available research on effective STEM education.

  • Careers in Community Services and Health (delivered by the Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network): In 2015, 1212 Geelong region students enrolled in VETiS and SbAT programs; this comprehensive suite of programs promote career opportunities in the Community Services and Health sectors and offer strong local industry support for workplace learning.

  • Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs: The Upstart Challenge program delivered youth entrepreneurship workshops to schools across the Geelong region. This allowed 130 young people to participate in tailored programming and business competitions to build entrepreneurial skills and foster strong relationships between students, educators and the business community. 

  • Development of a world-first pilot manufacturing plant for the production of short nanofibres: Skilling the Bay funded the collaboration between local biotechnology company, Cytomatrix; Geelong based engineering firm, Austeng; and Deakin University to build new, significant and sustainable nano-manufacturing capability in the Geelong region.


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

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