August BluePrint – Innovative Experiences & UNESCO

Hi there

Over the past month, Sunraysia, Kangaroo Island (KI), Melbourne and home town Adelaide with visits from our Indonesian colleagues and friends, have all been innovation hot spots.  Activities included the Community Colleges Australia Conference meeting Hon Karen Andrews MP Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Sunraysia Agriculture and Horticulture Future Workforce conversations, KI’s future workforce plan, Australia-Indonesia Networking event, and the launch of the 2017 Real Day Out for the Australian Science and Maths School.

There is a building appetite for innovative experiences, providing exposure and capability development for here and now jobs, as well as future jobs, including entrepreneurial opportunities.  Speaking of which, I’ve been invited to UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany next month to run a workshop for the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Leadership Programme 2017 on Entrepreneurship, which is an absolute honour.

There are many activities and events coming up that you might wish to participate in, share with others, and/or bring to your place.  From Australia to the world, if you have innovative experiences that develop 21st Century Capabilities and workforces, please get in touch.

Adelaide’s island sister, Christchurch, New Zealand, rebuilding its economy… from the ground up

Adelaide is connected to amazing cities, from Austin (USA) to Himeji (Japan).  Closer to home, there’s Christchurch in our neighbour island, New Zealand. Christchurch is a city, not without its challenges.  The 2011 earthquake changed the entire landscape of the city.  Read more here>

Community Colleges Australia – Community Education Student of the Year Award Winner Honoured By NSW Deputy Premier Barilaro

Congratulations to Jolie Kaja, CCA’s Community Education Student of the Year Award winner – and a graduate of Coffs Coast Community College.  Read more here>

Female founders taking their businesses global

From women launching start-ups, to those expanding established businesses, South Australia’s female founders are increasingly taking their businesses interstate and globally. New initiatives, programs and resources are making this possible, however there are two main gaps – investment and a scaling up program that suits. Read more here>

Future careers, jobs and what employers look at online

Register now for this free session on Thursday 31 August 2017, 4- 6pm, COMmunity Space @ The Tonsley Pod (Under MAB – via Gate 1), Tonsley Innovation District, 1284 South Road, TONSLEY, SA 5042.

Foresight by Primary School Principals on Future Jobs

This afternoon a Future Jobs presentation will be hosted by St Therese School for teachers from their school as well as St Thomas and St Joseph’s. It is fantastic to see principals with foresight taking the opportunity to see how they can support learning on real world outcomes and 21st Century capabilities.

George Town in Malaysia & Adelaide – ‘second’ start-up cities

South Australia has always had close ties with Asia. Of Adelaide’s sister cities, half of them are in the Asia-Pacific region, including George Town, Malaysia.  Read more here>

National Skills Week and VET in 2020

For National Skills Week in 2020, imagine if Australian VET products and systems, delivery and assessment strategies, experiences that are considered second to none were on display, attracting interest from all around the world.  Read more here>

Real Day Out 2017 – pose your cracker challenges

You are invited to pose challenges and hosts stops for the Real Day Out on Thursday 21 September 2017 in Adelaide, Northern Adelaide, Thebarton and Tonsley, where the future workforce, high school students will solve real world problems.  We wish we had something like the Real Day Out when we were at school!  Read more here>

Scaling Up from South Australia to the World

Initially it can seem elusive, how do you get international connections and partners, if you have a vision for global impact and markets?  Join in a conversation over coffee on the ‘how to’ and register here.

Thursday 7 September 2017, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm, COMmunity Space @ The Tonsley Pod (Under MAB – via Gate 1), Tonsley Innovation District, 1284 South Road, TONSLEY, SA 5042

Start or Grow your Business in Gippsland and La Trobe Valley

Victoria’s Gippsland is a region with a strong focus on food production, clean energy, health services, education and tourism. It produces one third of the state’s dairy production and 85% of its electricity (42% of Australia’s LPG).  Read more here>

Strut your stuff – you are invited

Join in this unique promenade event, if you want to:

·     see more female founders in startups and social enterprises

·     support women entrepreneurs and innovators

·     see South Australia achieve gender equity in investment in your lifetime

·     enable South Australia to be world leaders in the gender equity movement

·     connect up with likeminded women and men who share your vision for equity as an economic model

Thursday 28 September, 7.30 – 9.30 am, Adelaide Central Market, tickets are $30 including a morning cuppa and light breakfast – book in today.

The future of freight, transport and logistics: technologies, trends & jobs

Advancements in technology are re-shaping the transport and logistics industry. With the emergence of e-commerce, automation and new applications, there’s even greater importance on the supply chain.  Read more here>

VET and STEM – where does it need to go?

As it stands, the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Australia has National Training Packages for most industries, however, the representation of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) fields is lacking. STEM in VET, innovation and entrepreneurship needs a stronger focus, as more jobs are created with these capabilities.  Read more here>

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

+61 416 150 491 | +61 8387 9800


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