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.


Dr. Jessie Horton


STEM Sisters




Hello! My name is Jessie Horton. I’m currently on secondment at the Latrobe Valley Authority. My substantive role is in Agriculture Victoria. I am a scientist by trade. I’ve got technical skills mainly around agriculture and the environment. I’m currently working in economic development, which is really good to try something a bit different. And looking at how we can get more productivity and sustainability within the region.