Growing stronger together

Our Projects Skilling the Bay

Skilling the Bay is helping people in Geelong’s northern suburbs develop the skills needed by Geelong’s new and growing industries. Since 2011, the Victorian Government has invested $11 million in ten Skilling
the Bay projects that:

  • Engage people in education, training and career programs;
  • Build skills that align to strategic growth industries; and,
  • Support innovation and job creation.

The partnership between Skilling the Bay and Northern Futures over 2014-2017 will identify job opportunities and local employment gaps and deliver targeted training programs to address the gaps. This will be done by:

  • engaging with government to gather regional industry specific trends data;
  • working with local business to identify employment gaps within sectors;
  • developing tailored training programs with industry input to ensure skills and training match job
    opportunities and industry requirements; and,
  • providing individuals with 12 months’ professional support following completion of training.

The Skilling the Bay – Northern Futures partnership will support a culture of educational attainment and lifelong learning across Geelong. It will help ensure all Geelong residents benefit from the Skilling the Bay Priority Actions.