The Industry Speaker Bank (ISB) is a ready resource of local volunteers from varied backgrounds, job roles and career pathways eager to share their knowledge with young people about their career journey.
Please note speakers are only available to secondary schools and community groups in the Merri-bek, Yarra, and Darebin regions.
Industry Speaker Bank (ISB)
Speakers are available to deliver inspiring presentations via online platforms to students as part of your school’s career activities.
Let us connect you with a local industry / vocational expert to enhance your students learning experience.
- Explore inspiring career pathways
- Specific business or industry-related careers advice
- Career planning with employment specialists
- Work readiness tips
Book a Speaker
What you need to know…
Our speakers work on a volunteer basis; therefore, availability is determined by the amount of notice given. Planning is essential in securing your speakers that match your criteria.
For schools, as per provisions set out by the Department of Education & Training teachers and students may be asked to conduct a survey upon participation in the ISB program.
ISB Upcoming Events and School Resources
Job Ready Workshop Series
Discover, Explore, Get Ready
Get specialised advice & information from industry professionals! Choose from a series of job-ready workshops designed for young people and delivered in class.
Workshops/Presentations have been developed to accompany career development teachings and can be tailored to your student’s needs. Workshops run for 45 - 1.5hr and can be delivered in class or online.
- Goal Setting & Choosing a Career
- Resume & Cover Letter Writing
- Apprenticeships and Traineeships pathways
To vital information for students on Young worker's rights at work - includes Apprentice and Trainee Readiness option
PLUS MUCH MORE!
Delivery Partners: Melbourne Polytechnic Skills and Job Centre, Young Workers Centre, Jobswatch, JSS Job Advocates
All Workshops/Presentations can be tailored to your student’s needs and delivered in class or Online.
These exciting opportunities are available for your students now and can be booked by contacting Bret at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resources are designed to support School's career education.
ISB - Career Conversations
Delve into a variety of industry sectors and listen to the people who work in them. Career Conversations explores the different career paths and work journey from local industry professionals.
Come To Work With Me
Victorian Local Learning and Employment Networks (VicLLENs) and DET have teamed up to deliver a series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars, featuring employers and employees spanning across several different industries.
Download a full teacher resource kit including a lesson plan, PDF worksheets and answer sheets. Come To Work With Me
The VET Champions initiative showcases high-achieving Victorians who have risen to success through a vocational education and training (VET) pathway. There is a wide range of young speakers from various industry sectors. VET Champions is the DET initiative.
View speakers here www.vic.gov.au/vet-champions