Opportunity East is funded by the state government’s Skilling the Bay program and led by the City.
It helps residents’ move into further study or find employment through safe, supportive and subsidised programs.
Participants learn industry-relevant skills in areas that are experiencing labour shortages, benefiting both them and regional employers.
In 2019 courses have included Certificate II Production Horticulture, Certificate III Cleaning Operations, and the Go Traffic "Road Ready" Traffic Management Course. October programs include "Introduction to Community Services" and the return to work "Workwise Women" program, in partnership with the Gordon Skills and Jobs Centre.
Opportunity East focuses on providing access and inclusion for a wider range of residents, from Geelong’s eastern suburbs through to the northern Bellarine Peninsula.
Residents wanting to re-skill for the competitive job market can view more information here.
Employers are also encouraged to lend their support to Opportunity East, with program participants benefiting from work placements, workplace visits and advice.
Please contact Regional Training Project Officer Erika Williams on 5272 4382 or 0417 859 418 for more information.