Apprentice Employment Network Tasmania – Chair National Apprentice Employment Network – Director Work & Training – General Manager

Leanne is the General Manager of Work & Training which is the largest employer of trainees and apprentices and the largest private provider of training in Tasmania. As the Manager of a Tasmanian not-for-profit entity, Leanne is committed to ensuring that Work & Training adds value to the community through providing support to businesses through workforce development and support to Tasmanian people through pathways to career advancement.

Leanne began supporting business owners as Manager of the Circular Head Business Enterprise Centre in 1992. During her time at the Centre she discovered a passion for assisting businesses and promoting lifelong learning. A move to Hobart provided her with the opportunity to enter the employment and training industry employed by Work & Training where she has remained as a committed employee. Over the past 18 years Leanne has increased her expertise in all facets of the Vocational Education and Training Sector and has held five positions at Work & Training which have culminated in her being offered the position General Manager five years ago. Leanne is Chair of Apprentice Employment Network Tasmania, Director of National Apprentice Employment Network and Committee Member of WCEI Tasmanian division. Leanne is a great example of how hard work, finding your passion and continually learning can provide excellent career opportunities.