ICN Victoria’s next edition of the Victorian Prospect is out!
Featuring a farewell from Grant Anderson, on his last day with us, Grant shares his reflections on the past two plus years and pays tribute to the team and all other stakeholders that have supported him. Grant has been our Executive Director since August 2018 and steered our organisation through significant growth, and change.
This edition also covers the different ways we as a team have adapted to the unique set of circumstances in 2020. Incoming new CEO, Dianne Smith shares her thoughts on the crucial role that ICN Victoria will play in our State’s recovery from the pandemic. We talk to three social enterprises: Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Good Cycles and Ability Works Australia Ltd about how the SPF is assisting their growth and a message from the Office of the Local Jobs First Commissioner on working with local industry in the different regions.
Thanks Grant and welcome Dianne!
A message from new CEO, Dianne Smith Page 3
Farewell from former ED, Grant Anderson Page 4-7
Working From Home Page 8-9
Online Industry Engagement Page 10-11
Our New Social Procurement Program Page 12-13
Latrobe Valley Enterprises: advocating for change and creating opportunities Page 14-15
Good Cycles: upskilling youth for a better, sustainable future Page 16-18
Ability Works: bringing purpose & belonging to the community Page 19-21
Working with local industry in the different regions Page 22-23