Business Workshops & Seminars

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Business Workshops & Seminars

Colac Otway Shire Council fosters and supports local business growth, by offering a range of business workshops and seminars each year to current and prospective businesses and their employees. 

These events enable business people to connect with industry experts and each other to learn valuable, practical business skills. Participants can share and gain business knowledge that will help refine the way they operate and adopt new ways of doing business. 

Connecting Colac Otway Business - An Online Event on how local businesses are adapting during COVID-19

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Thursday 7 May at 12 midday - Lionel Sexton
Join Lionel Sexton, Regional Executive South West from ANZ Bank for a deep dive into the banking sector. Lionel will cover how ANZ is adapting to COVID-19, what support measures they are putting in place.

Register for the webinar


Other past events have included business breakfasts, grants and support seminars, social media training and workshops in succession planning. The Council’s economic development network works with the State Government, Colac & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to conduct these events.

Contact the economic development department for more information on (03) 52329400


Colac Otway Shire Jobs Market Trends

Colac Otway Shire Council along with Geelong Employment Facilitator, Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business in association with the Colac Community Partnership Executive Group were pleased to host a presentation by Ivan Neville, Branch Manager, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business. This presentation covered the latest trends in the Colac Otway labour market along with emerging challenges and opportunities for local stakeholders. Mr Neville spoke about how local employers can meet their demand for workers as well as maximising long term benefits for the region.

Click here to view the presentation: 180501-Presentation-by-Ivan-Neville-on-the-Colac-Otway-Labour-Market.pdf(PDF, 1MB)