Category: Minister for Industry and Employment

Launching Today’s Students Into Tomorrow’s Jobs

Victoria’s next generation of scientists, astronomers and engineers are getting real hands on experience of what it’s like to work in the space industry at Australia’s only dedicated space education centre. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Victorian Space Science Education Centre in Strathmore where students from across Victoria are participating […]

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Helping Social Enterprises Boost Jobs And Training

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s growing social enterprise sector to create jobs and training opportunities for those Victorians who need extra help finding work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced more than $2 million for Victoria’s social enterprises at the national Social Traders Conference at Abbotsford Convent. The funding includes […]

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Helping Young People In Melbourne’s West Find A Job

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young people in Melbourne’s west find a job and start their own business. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Wyndham Youth Resource Centre to announce $1 million for a new community revitalisation project that will place almost 200 jobseekers into employment. The money will be […]

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Local Jobs First Now The Law

The Andrews Labor Government’s flagship local jobs policies have been enshrined in law with the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (Local Jobs First) Amendment Bill passing Parliament tonight. The Bill mandates minimum local content on major projects, including a 90 per cent minimum on construction projects – which will create more jobs for Victorians and supports […]

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Putting The Caravan Industry On The Road To Success

A new blueprint will help more Victorians pursue a career in the thriving caravan manufacturing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today launched the Victorian Caravan Industry Jobs, Careers and Training Strategy at Avan Super Centre in Campbellfield. Developed by the Caravan Industry Association of Victoria, the strategy aims to improve career pathways […]

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Lifting A Lara Defence Company To New Heights

A Lara defence manufacturer is boosting its operations to position itself to supply military countermeasures for the F35-Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Chemring Australia to announce a $1.2 million Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) grant to help the […]

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Expansion Recipe For Success At Geelong Bakery

A family owned bakery in Geelong is expanding its operations and creating new jobs thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Routley’s Bakery in North Geelong to check on the progress of its $2.2 million expansion – made possible through a $187,500 grant from the […]

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Helping An Iconic Melbourne Guitar Maker Grow

Australia’s most iconic guitar manufacturer is set to create jobs and boost its business thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Future Industries Manufacturing Program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Maton Guitar factory in Box Hill where some of the world’s finest acoustic and electric guitars are […]

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Metro Tunnel’s Jobs Hub Drives Employment Opportunities

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers can train and upskill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and training. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the centre on St Kilda Road, near the future Anzac Station, which is providing construction […]

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Strengthening Support For Local Steel Jobs

Victorian steel manufacturing is booming again with Australia’s largest steel manufacturer, BlueScope, creating over 100 jobs at its Western Port plant over the last 12 months. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited BlueScope’s massive steel plant at Hastings which produces coated and painted steel products, including COLORBOND steel. The Andrews Labor Government’s record […]

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