About Us

Creating Opportunity for Young People

Helping young people make the transition through school and from school to work, further education and training.

Illawarra Schools Workplace Learning Program Incorporated (Workplace Learning) has been in operation since 1997.

We provide services and programs that increase individual employability skills, through coordination, advice and mentoring, giving young people the highest possible chance of success. This includes identifying existing skills and career interests, as well as any barriers to engaging in education, training or employment. We are a not-for-profit locally-based organisation servicing the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, South Coast and Far South Coast, with offices in Albion Park and Nowra.

Building confidence and shaping career aspirations while creating an understanding of workplace needs and expectations.

Staff

We work collaboratively with local business and industry, education providers, government agencies and community organisations to provide young people with meaningful work, career and personal development opportunities.

Marty Burgess

CEO

Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven & South Coast

Linda Hawkins

Program Manager

Shoalhaven & South Coast

Jarrett Austin

Manager Compliance and Finance

Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven & South Coast

Bromlie Smith

Program Coordinator

Shoalhaven & South Coast

Ella Burton

Program Coordinator

Shoalhaven & South Coast

Mellinda Klein

Program Coordinator

Shoalhaven & South Coast

  Alison Johnson

Program Coordinator

Illawarra & Southern Highlands

Jayden Murphy

Program Coordinator GBIG

Illawarra & Southern Highlands

Mitch Lucas

Program Coordinator

Illawarra & Southern Highlands

Shelly Mainon

Program Coordinator GBIG

Illawarra & Southern Highlands

Kirsten Goebel

Executive Assistant

Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven & South Coast

Simone

Program Coordinator

Illawarra & Southern Highlands

Board

Workplace Learning’s Board of Directors are drawn from its membership base.

It consists of people with strong links to local industry, schools and the broader community who have a shared vision. Strong partnerships between schools, industry, families and the community will be a vital contributor to achieving our mission to assist young people secure their future. As a not-for-profit organisation, Workplace Learning operates under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016.

Chair – Tracey Freeman

Deputy Chair – Bruce Whalan

Treasurer – Julia King

Board Member – Cheryl Burling

Board Member – Christina Desmond

Board Member – Gerry McLean

Board Member – Steve Picton

Board Member – Stuart Wilkinson

Board Member – Kim Massey

Annual Reports

The Workplace Learning Annual Reports include who we are, what we do, achievements, an insight into our programs, services and more.

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report