Learning for Earning Festival Returns.

The Learning For Earning Festival returns again this year with a series of free events designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to upskill and look at different pathways to employment.

This year’s Festival will run over two days – 25-26 May – and will feature Resume Writing sessions, Effective Marketing workshops, How to Promote Your Small Business on Social Media, Mock Job Interviews, and much more. The events will run at participating libraries and Council venues.

Participants will gain knowledge about starting or changing careers, learning about leading and emerging industries and discover opportunities for the future through the three key flagship online forums; “Opportunities in the West”; “Meet the Major Employers in the West” and “Want to Work in Local Government” forum.


The Learning For Earning Festival is a joint program of events by LearnWest, a network of six councils in Melbourne’s north west, including Wyndham City, Brimbank City Council, City of Darebin, Hobsons Bay City Council, City of Maribyrnong and Melton City Council.

Wyndham City’s Learning City portfolio holder and Deputy Mayor, Cr Jasmine Hill, encouraged residents to attend one of the free events.

“The Learning for Earning Festival is a great initiative that helps upskill residents and offers different pathways to employment.”

“This year, the LearnWest network is running events that provide practical advice and assistance. There are so many workshops and forums residents can attend that will help assist them in their future employment.”

“Residents can participate in mock job interviews to hone their skills, participate in an introduction to online job searching or participate in social media workshops. There really is something for everyone.”

For more information about the Festival and to register for the free events visit:




Flagship events include:

Opportunities in the West – Employment Forum
Wednesday 25 May 10am – 12pm
The Wyndham Humanitarian Network’s Employment & Training Working Group is proud to present the

Opportunities in the West – Employment Forum

Join to gain an insight into employment opportunities for local communities.

This event is the perfect chance to connect with employers, industry leaders & employment services.

Meet the Major Employers in the West
Thursday 26 May 10am – 12pm
Listen to a panel of leaders from major employers in the west about their experiences including the range of different vacancies currently available; what they look for in applicants; career paths; training and qualifications needed, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Want to Work in Local Government?
Thursday 26 May 1:30pm – 3pm
LearnWest Network of Councils have partnered to run an event for people in the north and west keen to learn more about working in local government, the diverse career paths available, recruitment processes and how to stand out amongst other applications.           

Mock Job Interviews

Join Wyndham Education & Youth Librarians and industry professionals to practise your job interviewing techniques,  industry professionals from Y Connect, The Body Shop, and Jobs Victoria will on hand to give you feedback on your mock interview and resources for you to take home.

In person workshops at Tarneit Library and Hoppers Crossing Library




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