The Future Self program is proudly supported by the Department of Education and Training.

This initiative aims to enhance and support the learning, transition and aspirational mindset of rural and regional students at the upper primary and secondary school levels. The aim of the program is to build the career aspirations of students by increasing exposure to mentoring, role models and post school pathways. Industry Ambassadors will support students to achieve a greater understanding of employment opportunities and career pathways through school engagement activities such as school presentations, workplace tours, Q&A sessions and supporting a student on work placement.


Elena Kelarava


STEM Sisters


Software Engineer


Hi, my name is Elena Kelarava. I am the CEO and Founder of GippsTech. My work involves helping businesses with website development, software development, digital strategy and marketing. I’ve worked in digital software and innovation my whole career. From small companies and start-ups all the way through to big global companies, such as Google, where I worked in Google Maps for three years. When I moved to Gippsland three years ago, I really wanted to help local businesses succeed and make the most of technology, so I started GippsTech to help them do just that.