Students in Seymour in central Victoria will benefit from an employment and scholarship program for a fifth year, after representatives from Ventia signed up to the Seymour Youth Employment Partnership once again. 

The program is funded by the Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN), which is in turn funded by the Department of Education.

Group Executive People & Capability Charmaine Higgins says as the second biggest employer in the region, we have an opportunity to offer a lot of support to young people.

"Programs like this are giving students great work experience in a wide variety of roles," Charmaine says.

Whether they stay in the region and work in our Defence business or take up a role in one of the 400+ other contracts across Australia and New Zealand, this start could take them far.

Find out more about our past involvement in the program here.


Pictured: Seymour College assistant principal Derek Rimes, left, Central Ranges LLEN chief executive Trent McCarthy, GOTAFE student attraction acting director Jane O'Brien, GOTAFE youth engagement officer Madison Whiteman, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre careers and pathways director Jana Ash, Central Ranges LLEN engagement director Lena Way, St Mary's College career practitioner Tanya Oakley, Ventia defence base services manager Brett Kelly, Cental Ranges LLEN deputy chair Sue Marstaeller OAM, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre principal Shane Elliot, student Lilly, Ventia business community general manager Neil Birtchnell, and Seymour College careers and pathways coordinator Jeremy Linton. ​ Image courtesy of VicLLEN.