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.


Mr. Geoff Pike


Food and Fibre


Environmental Scientist


Hi! My name is Geoff and I am trained as a Forester at Creswick and University of Melbourne. I am employed as a Forester working in Eastern Victoria in Operational Forestry. This includes:
- Native forest and plantation roading, harvesting and regeneration,
- Bush fire management and emergency response with aircraft across Australia and North America
- Leading and managing field based work teams
- Training and assessing staff in work skills