The Geelong Tech School is funded by the Victorian Department of Education through the ‘Tech Schools’ initiative which established ten Tech Schools across the state as well as a central Tech Schools branch.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) provides funding for the day to day operation of the Geelong Tech School. As the host, The Gordon maintains the facility and provides access to corporate services. The Gordon is also accountable to DET for the ongoing management and operation with the Geelong Tech School Director holding a senior level position within The Gordon’s organisational structure.
The Geelong Tech School Advisory Committee
The Geelong Tech School Advisory Committee meets quarterly, consisting of representatives from key industry, community and educational organisations and provides guidance and support to ensure strategic and operational objectives are achieved.
Ashley West – Executive Director of Operations, WorkSafe Victoria
Bernadette Uzelac (Chair) – Chair, Small Business Ministerial Council
Catriona Salt – Executive Director, DET Barwon
David Erjavic – Durability & Road Loads Manager, Ford Motor Company
Dr Peter Miller – Principal, The Geelong College
Glenn Davey – Principal, Geelong High School
Julie Nielsen – Executive Director Health & Safety, WorkSafe
Karen Hapgood – Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment, Deakin University
Leanne Collins – Director, Geelong Tech School
Michael Thomas – Partnerships and Innovation, Barwon Water
Michael Exton – Principal, St Ignatius College
Nicole Finn – Relationship Manager, Tech Schools Branch, DET
Paul D’Orio – Manager, STEM programs, Geelong Tech School
Robyn Stevens – Manager Connected Communities, City of Greater Geelong
Ross George – Managing Director, Austeng
Scott Diamond – Principal, Northern Bay College
Susan Spozetta – Director of Education, The Gordon
Tim McMahon – Principal, Oberon High School