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E2E program forging local Gen Z career pathways

Amanda Shields always knew she wanted to work outdoors in a hands-on role. Thanks to an industry-leading Lake Macquarie City Council employment program aimed at young people graduating from school, university or TAFE, she now has that opportunity.


The 23-year-old is one of 27 new trainees recruited under Council’s E2E (Education to Employment) program, whose 2021 intake includes designated positions for women in non-traditional roles and, separately, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.

E2E participants undertake a 1-3-year employment tenure, rotating through various groups within their department to gain wider experience while training and/or studying for formal qualifications.