School to Work Summit
The 2022 Victorian School to Work Summit will bring together experts, innovators and leaders from education, industry, government and community to step up to the challenge facing Victoria over the next decade:
How do we connect our education system with future workforce opportunities so that every student has a great pathway from school to work?
The summit will tackle challenges such as economic disruption, equity and inclusion, in-demand skills and the role of technology. Limited tickets are available.
Head of School (Education), Deakin University
Former CEO, Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority
Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner
Award-winning Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer & Radical Mischief-Maker
Deputy Director Research, University of Tasmania
Former Director, Kirby Review | Director TAFE & Industry Partnerships, Parkville College
+ over 30 more.
How do we connect our education system with future workforce opportunities? What can we learn from the past 20 years of education reform?
The Hon Steve Bracks AC – Former Premier of Victoria (Video Address)
Ro Allen – Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner
Howard Kelly – Director, TAFE & Industry Partnerships, Parkville College | Former Director, Kirby Review
John Firth – Former CEO, Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority
Helene Rooks – CEO, Victorian Applied Learning Association
Trent McCarthy – Chair, VicLLENs | CEO, Central Ranges LLEN (Panel Facilitator)
What does the latest research tell us about employers, students and the journey from school to work?
Jeanette Pope – Freelance Strategy, Policy, Research
How do we ensure that every student has a great pathway from school to work?
Emeritus Professor John Polesel – Professor of Education, University of Melbourne
Professor Damian Blake – Head of School (Education), Deakin University
Professor Kitty te Riele – Deputy Director Research, University of Tasmania
Two talented teams will debate whether the role of a school is to create the workers of the future.
Simon Pampena – Comedian, Presenter, National Numeracy Ambassador
Mariam Koslay – Communications Manager, Parkville College
Audrey Flannery – Host, ‘Come To Work With Me’
Natalie Collard – CEO, Food & Fibre Great South Coast, Former Telstra Business Woman of the Year
Candy Bowers – Award-winning Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer & Radical Mischief-Maker
David Gallagher – Casual Academic, Deakin University
Dylan Broomfield – General Manager (Policy & Advocacy), Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Evonne Lu – Student Executive Committee Member, Victorian Student Representative Council
David Williamson – CEO, Melbourne Innovation Centre
Alex Tsenalidis – VCAL Learning Specialist, Northern College of the Arts & Technology
Louise Speirs-Bridge – Applied Learning Leader, Fitzroy High School
Julie Aldous – Founder, Mansfield Model, Former Victorian Rural Woman of the Year
Dave Burton – CEO, Goldfields LLEN
Lena Mitchell – Manager, Passions & Pathways
Brizayah Clifford – Youth Intern, Women in Trades Report
Brea Dorsett – Youth Intern, Women in Trades Report
Katie Yates – Program Manager, Tradeswomen Australia
Lena Way – Director Engagement, Central Ranges LLEN
Emily Lee-Ack – CEO, South West LLEN
Ella Hughes – Director, Youth Take Over Loddon Campaspe
Graeme Wiggins – CEO, Bendigo Tech School
Dr Alice Ames – Project Design & Implementation Officer (Human Centred Design), Future Connect
Bec Costa-Lowe – GMVICE, Goulburn Murray LLEN
Michael Lyons – Visual Media Studio Manager, Spiire
How do we lead change in schools and beyond?
The Hon Fiona Nash – Regional Education Commissioner for Australia
Jen Buchanan – Convenor, Future Schools Alliance
Dianne Semmens – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
Dr Yasmin Chalmers – Head of Centre for Science & Technology, The Gordon
David Caughey – Principal, Cranbourne Secondary College
Meet Victoria’s VET Champions and find out how we can support all students to engage with vocational pathways on their journey from school to work.
Scott Widmer – Assistant Deputy Secretary, Department of Education & Training
Ashley Beeby – Diesel Mechanic, BHP
Lewis Brown – Reconciliation Advisor, RMIT University
Benjamin Gregory – Director, BG Group
Jack Trewick – Farmer, Cramlington Park
Christine Basco – Registered Nurse
Education & Training Sector
LLEN Staff & Board Members – VALA Members
Students (In person or virtually)
Group In Person Registration x 10