Industry Speaker Bank

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

To organise or enquire about getting the right speaker for your activity or event, please contact the ISB Team or view our list of current speakers.

If you are looking for a particular speaker which is not listed contact us and we will endeavour to find an appropriate person to meet your needs.


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


See attached flyer for details on all workshops available.

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


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

VET Champions

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

Request a Speaker

Complete the following form.


    Booking Form

    To assist in the preparation of your event please fill in the following Speaker Event Booking Form and email it to


    For general enquiries about the Industry Speaker Bank contact:

    Bret Mahon