As part of the Upper Hunter Economic Diversification Project, Jane Callinan has been appointed to the role of Upper Hunter Workforce Plan (UHWP) Coordinator.
The UHWP was commissioned by the six LGAs in the region – Upper Hunter, Gloucester, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Dungog and Great Lakes.
In this position Jane will work with local governments, chambers of commerce, industry groups, local businesses and other stakeholders throughout the Upper Hunter to establish workforce planning projects.
The UHWP was published in April 2014 and lists 16 recommendations. The project focuses on workforce supply and demand over the next 10 years, taking into account the high and cyclical demand for workers and skills, the requirements for education and training, and the longer-term workforce implications of an ageing population.
Jane is also working as Hunter TAFE’s Business Development and Relationship Manager for the Upper Hunter/Hunter, based in Muswellbrook. She is originally from Scone, grew up in Muswellbrook and went to local schools before attending the University of New England in Armidale; after a number of years living and working in Sydney she has now returned to live in the Upper Hunter.
Jane has a commercial background in Banking and Finance, working for large local and international banking institutions. She has spent the last 10 years consulting to business providing solutions for workforce development, change management and leadership development. This work has been across a broad range of sectors including power generation, tourism, media, healthcare, engineering and infrastructure and equine industries.
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