David Burton comes to us with over 15 years’ experience as a demonstrated leader in education programs and a proven track record of sustainable partnerships across the education, industry, government, arts and cultural sectors. David has worked with early childhood, primary and secondary schools, higher education, industry, community and government to strategically impact student achievement, equity of opportunity and industry pathways in the region.
David has managed education innovation, curriculum resources, teacher capacity and pathway development programs both nationally and internationally. He was most recently Project Manager at Victorian Department of Education and Training, managing the Bendigo Education Plan.
David is thrilled to step into the role of Executive Officer at the GLLEN and continue the legacy of the GLLEN’s significant impact for young people in our region.
Michael Hockley is the Structured Workplace Learning Coordinator for the Goldfields LLEN. Michael has worked part time since the inception of the SWL program which commenced in May 2016. Michael has worked in the Employment Services industry for the past 15 years and has a passion for assisting people into work, so SWL provides an ideal vehicle to support young people to find workplace learning opportunities.
Michael has strong industry networks in many areas and is committed to assisting young people to find pathways into areas of interest for individual students. To date, approximately 80 employers have been engaged as Host Employers on the SWL portal.
The SWL program has been rolled out in the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander and Central Goldfields Local Government Areas. The focus of the SWL program is to support year 11 & 12 students into workplace opportunities through the Career Advisers in the Secondary Schools.
Bendigo Senior Secondary College
Maryborough Education Centre
Castlemaine Secondary College
Anne Marie Rodgers
Victorian Christian College
St Peters Catholic Primary School
Anne Brosnan (Secretariat)
GLLEN: Executive Officer
Doxa School Bendigo
La Trobe University
Marg Lewis (Deputy Chair)
Trades Hall Bendigo
Equine Group Hospital
Jim Dannock (Treasurer)
AIG: Regional Manager
Central Goldfields Shire
Gill Fallon (Chair)
Community Member, Retired: Health and Education sectors
St Monica’s Primary School (Parent)
Bendigo TAFE (BKI)