Championing Victorian Industry within Schools

Championing Victorian Industry within Schools is an event that will recognise, celebrate and applaud the outstanding businesses and employers who have established or maintained relationships with schools and students, especially during 2020.

The event shines a light on employers providing valuable workplace learning support for students through programs such as Head Start, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, Structured Workplace Learning and work experience opportunities.

It will profile these businesses and their achievements in supporting students, as well as being an opportunity to give our thanks and showcase future opportunities within Victorian secondary schools

The Championing Victorian Industry event will be held during the first half of 2021.  Details will be announced closer to the event.

“The support of local businesses in providing hands-on experience and training for Victorian students has never been more important and we thank and celebrate those employers that support school programs.”
– James Merlino, Minister for Education

Find out more

For more information about the Championing Industry within Schools event, email the School Industry Event team via

Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for schools to acknowledge businesses and employers who have supported students and school-based programs.

Nominations close 5pm Friday, 26 February 2021

Nominee form:

Championing Victorian Industry