Geelong Manufacturing Council Blog

International Communications Expert in Geelong for WIMN

October 26, 2018 Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Women in Manufacturing Network was very excited to welcome Sydney-based international communications expert Dr Margaret Byrne to present on Communication Styles & Leadership Potential recently, at Deakin University’s Western Beach Room. Margaret shared many valuable, evidence-based insights from her research in observing over 500 hours of meetings in a variety of organisations across...
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Congratulations to 2018 GFLOI & GLAM Graduates

October 23, 2018 We were excited to congratulate the 2018 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry & Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing participants at their Graduation Ceremony last week. Over the last six months the groups have learnt about pathways and careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering and STEM. The participants visited many of the premier manufacturing, engineering and R&D organisations...
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June Update from CEO David Peart

July 25, 2018 Industry 4.0 continues to transform industry and is taking hold in our leading manufacturers. GMC’s Regional Innovation Collaboration Program recently co-ordinated an i4.0 Open Summit at Bosch where the benefits could be seen in practice. We are seeing heightened focus on i4.0 via the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. This year our bi-annual industry expo will have theme Innovate 2018...
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Supporting the Growth of Women in Manufacturing

June 4, 2018 Support networks are vital. That was the message from the Geelong Manufacturing Council’s recent Women in Manufacturing Networkevent, held at Viva Energy. A panel of four Viva Energy employees, from a range of engineering and operational roles across the Geelong Refinery, shared their experiences with over 50 attendees in an evening that highlighted their successes,...
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Students Inspired into Manufacturing Careers

May 17, 2018 Geelong’s future leaders revelled in a day of inspiration at last week’s launch of the 2018 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry (GFLOI) and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GLAM) programs. During a site tour at Deakin University twenty-four Year 9 and 10 students from schools across Geelong were introduced to the enormous possibilities available through a...
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March Update from CEO David Peart

March 26, 2018 Regional Jobs and Investment Packages Funding The announcement of $20m of funding in early 2018 across 21 companies in the region will lead to a further $95m investment, and has provided a great fillip for the region through an expected 1200 jobs. Under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP), pleasingly we see that 14...
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February Members’ Meeting Overview

March 26, 2018 New Business In Geelong GMC members were briefed on the GMC Energy Roundtable held last month. The event included eight energy intensive users and AIG Energy expert, Tennant Reed. Discussion included: The market outlook for electricity and the future expectations for 2018-21 seeing an easing of prices. Gas contract prices have also eased so far...
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Regional Industry Collaboration Program (RICP)

March 26, 2018 Busy times for the start of the year in the Regional Industry Collaboration Program! As March closes there are 17 companies from Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong actively involved in the program. The RICP is focused on actively helping manufacturing companies innovate through engaging researchers from our local universities and the CSIRO. So far, hundreds of...
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Enrol Now for our 2018 Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program

March 26, 2018 Can your business afford not to gain $350,000* in benefits in 2018? *average measured result achieved by participating companies in 2017.  In April our 2018 Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence program will kick-off. Since its inception in 2012, the program has delivered outstanding results, with 2017 scoring an overall $10m in tracked benefits to participant companies. These...
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Latest News

March 26, 2018 Land 400 While the decision to select Rheinmetall as the successful builder of Land 400 is a setback for Geelong and Victorian industry, it must be kept in mind that other defence projects will offer future opportunities for industry. GMC will continue to work with Geelong Defence Alliance to pursue these. RIJP Funding Announced RJIP...
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