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7th September Webinar information

This webinar is directed to students and parents from Central Coast Schools to build an understanding of local industry capability and demand for young, skilled workforce. It will assist students to understand and develop the skills they need to get a job within this industry.

The webinar will commence with our Keynote speaker

Michael Sharpe from Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC ) discussing the future of manufacturing

Eric Desjardins from McConaghy Boats will discuss high technology boat building with a focus on design and process through innovation.

Graeme Sheekey from the Chamberlain Group) will discuss smart technology in manufacturing backed by continuous improvement

Dean Epps from Life Health Foods will talk about the innovative and entrepreneurial culture in the food industry.

Following these presentations there will be a moderated conversation with the panel members with discussion including:

  • What are your looking for when you hire young people for your organisation and what are some of the key attributes you would like to see?
  • Are there underpinning skills that are needed to work in your business?
  • What do the jobs in manufacturing today and in the future look like and what roles could young people take on in the future?
  • What does the future look like for jobs in manufacturing on the Central Coast?

Webinar Flyer click here

Webinar recording here

Presenter Websites


Life Health Foods

Chamberlain Group  

Grifco  (West Gosford Operation of Chamberlain)

McConaghy Boats

Educational Information


Teacher Resources

Industry Schools Progams


Teachers, would you like to engage with industry ? Send an email to and  we will endeavour to connect you to the right organisation.