Our team is here to guide and mentor you on your own journey whether it be to further study, a new job or changing careers.
Susan Manager, Skills and Jobs Centre
I’ve worked in education and the VET sector for over 20 years and have experience working with secondary schools, community organisations and on large industry projects. As manager of the Skills and Jobs Centre and VET Delivered to Secondary Students program, an important part of my role is to ensure school leavers, community members and students have access to high quality, free, impartial careers and training advice along with a variety of opportunities to achieve their best outcomes.
I’ll be one of the friendly faces that will greet you as you enter the Skills and Jobs Centre or chat with on our social media. I’m completing my careers counselling certificate so can help with a range of job application support, from resumes to interviews.
I am passionate about helping people and I work closely with the multicultural network to support people from diverse backgrounds in achieving their goals.
The knowledge and experience I have allows me to support, guide and advise apprentices and employers across the south west.
What I enjoy most about my role, is meeting with and providing apprentices with the right information and support to ensure they complete their apprenticeship and become a valued member of the community.
“I highly recommend the Skills and Jobs Centre. The staff provided me with support transitioning from VCE into the workforce. They went above and beyond assisting me to update my resume, complete job applications and provide interview skills. I wouldn’t be where I am in the workforce without the help from the Skills and Jobs Centre.”
AshaAge 18, Transitioning from VCE
“After taking time to care for my young family, I thought I wanted to study. After a chat to the careers coach I realised I had an opportunity to return to my previous career of 15 years. Their career guidance in setting me up with a strong application gave me the confidence. I’m now working 28 hours a week and I’m really happy.”
KristiReturning to the workforce
“At 64 years of age, it was all very daunting. I was so thankful I could pick up the phone or call into the centre any time. I had been a dairy farmer with my husband for 20+ years and I’d never written myself a resume or cover letter. I had also never needed to apply for online checks or sit an interview. With the help of a careers coach, I now work in a role I’m passionate about.”
MerleAge 64, career change
“With my job of 20+ years made redundant I was fortunate to meet up with a careers coach from the Skills and Jobs Centre. I received great assurance, current advice and support to develop the tools required to gain further employment. And I did! Their support was invaluable for me.”
Former Fonterra WorkerSupport after redundancy
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