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LEARNING TO ADULT – LIFE SKILLS IN SCHOOLS

A recent Monash University survey found that Australians would like to see ‘life skills’ taught in our schools. The kinds of things mentioned ranged from technology and coding (the skills that were considered important for future employment); but also covered budgeting, job preparation and domestic tasks. The demand for what one survey respondent called ‘learning… Read more

Why kids should be taught how to start a business at school

Nigeria and Kenya are actively tackling their high youth unemployment rate by ‘equipping children with entrepreneurial skills while they’re still at school’. The African continent simply doesn’t have the jobs to employ everyone leaving school; so equipping students with the ‘essential foundational knowledge and skills such as emotional intelligence and risk taking’ will help them… Read more

GOOD INSTEAD OF EVIL

Information Technology is a part of everything we do, at home, at school, at work, in government, business and the community. But it’s about more than just computers. It includes all of the technology that allows us to share and store information. That is all of our devices, television, the radio, the Internet and the… Read more

THE NEW WORK REALITY

  For at least the past century, Australia’s promise to our young people has been that education is their ‘golden-ticket’ to a full-time job. That promise is now at risk. So begins the forward to the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 2018 report ‘The New Work Reality’. It’s nothing we are unaware of, and it… Read more

A BRIGHT FUTURE WITH DIPP

What is DIPP? Defence Industry Pathways Program (DIPP) is collaboration between TAFESA, ASC, Department for State Development and the Advanced Technology Project (ATP); and that’s a mouthful of acronyms! Focussing on manufacturing and design, DIPP is a semester long course that helps students to develop the high-level employability skills so important to advanced manufacturing roles… Read more

DIGGING INTO JOB ADS

SEEK.com recently dug into their job ads to explore jobs growth throughout Australia in 2017, and some of the results are quite revealing. With all of the publicity surrounding the need for students to explore STEM options, it won’t come as any surprise to find that science, technology and engineering jobs recorded strong growth in… Read more

Famous Ex-Teachers

For some educators teaching is a vocation to which they dedicate their entire working life. For others it’s a profession they visit for a time before moving on. Whichever direction they take, countless ex-teachers are out there carving successful careers, utilising the skills and resilience their time in the classroom has bestowed. Most ex-teachers go… Read more

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