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Join us on Tuesday 4th October at 2pm AEDT for a blockbuster webinar focused on upskilling the local labour force to facilitate the renewable energy transformation.
Wellington Shire Council is leading and driving initiatives to support the uptake of large-scale renewable energy projects across the Gippsland region in Victoria, however it’s essential that the local labour force is also becoming upskilled to facilitate this new energy transition. The Australian Renewables Academy is working alongside Wellington Shire Council and will outline the many challenges and opportunities associated with upskilling a local labour force.
Kate Foster, the Manager of Economic Development at Wellington, is welcoming the sector as an emerging and major growth industry and has instigated numerous activities to facilitate and support new energy projects. Kate will take us through some of these initiatives including:
Bernadette O’Connor, Chair of the Australian Renewables Academy will take us through:
Chair of the Australian Renewables Academy
Bernadette is the Chair of the Australian Renewables Academy, Executive Director of Management Governance Australia, CEO of Workforce Plus and Director of DEC Housing. Bernadette has over almost 40 years’ experience developing skills and workforce solutions for industry in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia. She is a strong advocate for securing sustainable prosperity in local communities through employment.
Manager Economic Development, Wellington Shire Council in Victoria
Kate has extensive stakeholder management and engagement experience with roles that have seen her live in Dubai, London, Melbourne and now her hometown of Sale. She’s passionate about her work, driven to make a difference and motivated to facilitate and support the emerging renewable energy sector in Gippsland.