Shepparton strengthens ties with local industry

An Industry Networking Evening taking place on 21 May, will showcase La Trobe Shepparton graduates to local businesses and industry. 

networking The event will show how the scores of degree qualified professionals and near graduates, born and bred in Shepparton, can help trade and commerce.

La Trobe Honours student and Shepparton Council Drought Recovery officer, Janet Congues will discuss her experiences studying and working locally.

“Undergraduates and post graduates are highly qualified and have a lot to offer local employers,” she says. “I was hired as a first year graduate, initially for six months, but have now been working at the council for two and a half years.”

Janet says her Art’s degree has been very useful in her current position at the Council. The sociological and historical elements of Janet’s degree broadened her perspective on issues faced by farmers affected by the drought.

“My studies helped me immensely working in project management, particularly when it comes to analysing, critiquing, planning and report writing.”

La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus offers niche courses, small class sizes, and a local feel to a quality educational experience.

 “As students and graduates we are of Melbourne standard, yet we possess a regional perspective that you just can’t import, and that makes Latrobe students a real asset to any local business.”

Goulburn Valley Health, S.P.C and the City of Greater Shepparton Council and many other local firms will be attending the networking event.


Also construction of the new $9 million state-of-the-art campus building is set to start this week, which will open in 2010.

To attend, please call:
Cathy McKenna
PH:  58 218356
cmckenna@latrobe.edu.au


La Trobe Shepparton Industry Networking Evening

Where:  G.V. Hotel  ‘Classic Room’
When:    Thursday 21 May
Time:      6 – 8 pm
Light Refreshments


The evening will include a panel of speakers from La Trobe including Liz Lavender, Executive Director of the Shepparton Campus,
and Anne Stansfeld, Associate Director, Careers and Employment.

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Mikhaela Delahunty
03 9479 5353
0411 268 946

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