To drive a positive direction and affect the youth in choosing a career in manufacturing, Varley hosted an information event at their Yennora site on Friday 3rd May with education influencers from the Western Sydney area.
As Sydney is experiencing a current lull in hiring skilled and non-skilled workers in manufacturing roles, Varley’s Yennora site was the perfect location to demonstrate the opportunities that youth can be inspired by when selecting an exciting and rewarding career. Focusing on the Western Sydney area for manufacturing careers Varley’s HR Manager, Jan Dobbie presented a strong view about the issue and that Varley is not the only company that is open employer.
“I showed VET teachers what Varley do in manufacturing and spoke about how they can help inspire school students to consider a career in the manufacturing industry and in sectors like Varley”, said Jan Dobbie, HR Manager-Varley Group.
People who attended the event were Amy Greenshields from DET NSW RTO section, Julianne Stanton the Education Project officer of Generation STEM CSIRO. Other attendees were predominantly VET teachers from all around the Sydney metropolitan and Central Coast regions.
Jan’s mission moving forward is to be involved in the Western Sydney area through the TAFE, Cumberland Manufacturing Centre and working with schools and other providers that support young people and influence career choices.