School Industry Guest Speaker Program - SIGS
The SIGS program can arrange and deliver sessions for school students featuring experienced industry, business and career professional who provide valuable insights into their educational and career pathways.
Sessions include a 30-40 minute guest speaker presentation followed by a 20 min Q&A for students to ask any questions they have for the speaker.
The program is flexible and adaptable. We can tailor sessions to suit year levels (7-12), students’ career areas of interest and your school schedules.
There are three delivery options available for SIGS school sessions:
Pre-recorded - please view the collection below
In person in schools (depending on COVID-19 restrictions).
To hear from some of our fantastic guest speakers please click on the ‘School Industry Guest Speakers TASTERS’ below.
If you are interested in booking an online or in person session or to simply find out more about options we can provide, please contact - Fiona O’Grady at email@example.com
School Industry Guest Speaker Pre-Recorded Videos
Welcome to our collection of pre-recorded sessions. Each video is appropriate for use with year 7-12 students.
A HWLLEN staff member will contact you to gain student and teacher feedback.
As our collection will continue to grow, please check in here to keep up to date with our latest video’s.
Please enjoy the collection!
Career in Science
Jessica Miller is a scientist, biologist, fresh-water ecologist and is currently a passionate science teacher in secondary school in Victoria. She has a BA Arts Science degree from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Notre Dame.
Career in Nursing
Keith Bhebhe is a highly qualified and experienced nurse as well as being a great communicator. Keith is currently the General Manager of Clinical Governance in Justice Health (Adl.) and has the following qualifications; Diploma in Adult Nursing, BSc (Hon) Mental Health Nursing, Masters of Science in Addiction Studies
Career in Real Estate
Luke Piccolo is a Real Estate Agent with over 10 years of experience. He has a fantastic knowledge of all roles within the Real Estate industry, really enjoys his job and is very enthusiastic about sharing his skills, experience and his personal and educational journey to get to where he is today.
Cafe Owner & Food Manufacturer
Alex Pisani is a young entrepreneur who became a Coffee-Hit franchisee in his early twenties. He has quickly become a successful café owner-operator based in Epping, and was recognised for his achievements in 2020 as the winner of the Whittlesea Young Business Achiever Award. Alex has also started his own pasta business, Tre Paesani which is proving to be a great success
Marketing & Product Developer
Connie Manglaviti started her career as a secondary school teacher where she taught languages (Italian) and humanities subjects. After teaching for 11 years, she had an opportunity to become a partner in a small business that manufactures health food. Connie has since developed new business skills and is now the Marketing and Product Developer for Naturally Good Products.
Madeline James is a young nurse who attained her Bachelor of Nursing qualification at the Catholic University in Melbourne.
She is dedicated to her role in caring for her patients and shares insights into what it is like studying to be a nurse as well as what it is like working as in nurse in Oncology (with cancer patients).
Starting off by volunteering for local community events, Julia Truong has been event managing since the age of 14. With a passion for live events and high customer service, it was a natural progression for Julia to establish her own business at age 20 .JT. Production Management (JTPM), now in its 8th year of business, is a creative event and production agency servicing Australia-wide. Take a deep dive with and gain some unique insights into what it takes to become a dynamic Event Manager, Creative Director and successful business owner.
Training and Apprenticeship Coordinator
Neil’s story begins in the UK as an apprentice in the automotive industry, including Motor Sports. He held various positions in the Motor Sports industry, including senior roles. Neil’s love of travel combined with his love of all things mechanical brought him to Australia. He continued his involvement with the automotive industry by joining Westar in September 2020 as Training and Apprenticeship Coordinator. Watch the video to find out some fascinating insights into the heavy vehicle industry and some great information about pathways and apprenticeships.
Check out some short career tips videos presented by Sacha Kaluri, International Motivational Speaker.