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03 April 2024

Minister for Education visits

Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Minister for Medical Research, visited Geelong Tech School to witness firsthand its innovative programs.


Throughout his tour, he witnessed students actively participating in a range of programs offered at Geelong Tech School, including Tinker Time and Real Life Animated. Engaging with students directly, he gained insights into their experiences and aspirations.

Impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities and diverse opportunities offered to Geelong students, Minister Carroll commended the school’s commitment to fostering learning and innovation. His visit underscored the significance of investing in education and ensuring students have access to resources that empower them for the future.

In attendance:

  • Joe Ormeno is the Chief Executive Officer at The Gordon
  • Amanda Achterberg is the Executive Director – Education Excellence at The Gordon.
  • Peter McKinnon is the Executive Director, Growth & Student Experience at the Gordon
  • Christine Couzens, Member for Geelong
  • Ella George, Member for Lara
  • Alison Marchant, Member for Bellarine
  • Ross George, Managing Director Austeng, Board Chair Geelong Tech School
  • Tim McMahon, Oberon High School Principal
  • Chris Thompson, Regional Director SW VIC Region Department of Education
  • Catriona Salt, Area Director Barwon Department of Education
  • Paul D’Orio, Director of Geelong Tech School