Submarines News

LaTrobe Valley Outreach

In keeping with our commitment to raising awareness and providing support across Regional Victorian SMEs, on 11 September 2018, AIDN-VIC and the VDA, in partnership with the CDIC and with special representation by AW Bell, met with a group of 24 Latrobe Valley Regional businesses, City Councillors and LaTrobe Valley’s Mayor, Cr Darrell White OAM, to discuss the state of the Commonwealth and Victorian Government defence agendas; how diversification across sectors plays into those agendas; and the variety of ways and means available to companies to source assistance in navigating the defence market.

Given the Region’s long history of excellence in manufacturing, and the skillsets resident in many of the Region’s workforce, discussions about training, education, and workforce development… for the present but certainly with a focus on future generations… it was agreed by all that identifying areas for prioritised investment to enhance and support the Region’s continued growth is a key issue. We look forward to continuing to work with the Region’s businesses and representatives to assist in developing sustainable pathways into defence industry.