Geelong Future Leaders of Industry & Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GFLOI & GLAM)

Program Overview

GFLOI & GLAM are immersion programs introducing Years 9 and 10 students to the exciting world of advanced manufacturing and encouraging them to consider a professional pathway or trade with a focus on advanced technology, design, engineering and innovative manufacturing, while raising the profile of advanced manufacturing as an important career pathway in the Geelong region.


Geelong Future Leaders of Industry and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GFLOI & GLAM) are six-month long STEM immersion programs for Year 9 and 10 students from the Geelong region. The programs, co-ordinated by Geelong Manufacturing Council and supported by Skilling The Bay, allow students to experience pathways and career options in the manufacturing, engineering and STEM trades sectors via industry tours and presentations, provide job readiness and leadership skills training, and introduce students to a number of role-models including scientists, engineers and senior management of some of our region’s most important and advanced manufacturers.

Businesses interested in taking a role in developing our region’s future workforce in trade or professional STEM related fields are encouraged to contact Leanne Nelson at GMC to find out how to become involved.

GFLOI & GLAM offer an ideal opportunity for schools to broaden the outlook of their students via these immersion programs. The opportunity to speak to industry role models and participate in hands-on workshops encouraged 85% of 2018 participates to ensure they take appropriate subjects in Years 10, 11 & 12 to enable them to enter into an occupation a STEM related sector.

Careers Teachers & STEM Co-ordinators – if you would like to learn more about how your school can benefit from GFLOI & GLAM please contact Leanne Nelson at GMC.

Thanks to our 2018 supporters:

  • Deakin University
  • Lyondell Bassel
  • Thornton Engineering
  • Boomaroo Nurseries
  • Viva Energy
  • Barwon Water
  • Geelong Quality Council
  • Sykes Racing
  • The Gordon & Geelong Tech School
  • Ford Australia
  • Malteurop
  • Powercor
  • Quickstep
  • Air Radiators
  • 4P Consulting

Schools participating in 2018:

  • Bellarine Secondary College
  • Belmont High School
  • Geelong College
  • Grovedale College
  • Kardinia International College
  • Lara Secondary College
  • Oberon High School
  • Sacred Heart College
  • St Ignatius College
  • St Joseph’s College
  • Western Heights Secondary College