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.

Miss Ellen Dwyer


Government (Local, State, Federal)


Fire Officer


I studied a science degree and went on to become a Forest Fire Manager for DELWP. I have also developed my fire and emergency role as an Arduous Firefighter and training to be District Duty Officer. I’m really passionate about breaking stereotypes around women in STEM and more specifically women in fire. Due to this, we have setup an internal working group to start looking at the feeders into diversity in Gippsland within our organisation.