Skilling Australia Foundation CEO and Co-Founder, Nicholas Wyman, has visited the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, located on the south side of Chicago. Launched in September 2012, the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy was one of the first P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) style schools to be established in the US.
Automotive apprentice Billy Papadopoulos is the fast track to success. The 20 year old has been awarded the Evan Phillips Scholarship by the Rotary Club of Footscray and the Skilling Australia Foundation. The annual $2,500 scholarship provides assistance to a youth in Melbourne’s west who is undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Natasha Oliver might be fresh out of high school, but she’s certainly not wasting any time when it comes to her career. With the help of the WPC Group, she’s already worked her way into a traineeship at the Victorian Government Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI).
Memuna Jalloh travelled across the world to land her dream job as an apprentice chef, after escaping war-torn Sierra Leone as a toddler. When war broke out in Sierra Leone, Memuna’s parents took their two-year-old daughter to live with her grandmother in Guinea. It was there that she learned the joys of cooking at herContinue Reading »
by Jessica Mendoza NEW YORK — With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions. These range from renewed focus on affordable education to public-private partnerships aimed at closing the “skills gap” to entrepreneurship programs —Continue Reading »
Thanks to the generosity of Citi staff, I spent one week in Brisbane to undertake my Scholarship work placement at Hatch & Co., located at Skyring Terrace Newstead near the Brisbane River. Hatch & Co. is a modern, contempory restaurant with about 35 or so tables, with 20 indoors and 15 outside. The restaurant catersContinue Reading »
As soon as I heard from Skilling Australia Foundation that Citi staff had funded a Scholarship and that I was awarded one and would be travelling to Melbourne for a week I was extremely excited. I had only ever worked in stadiums and had never experienced any other work place involving kitchens. As soon IContinue Reading »
Thanks to the generosity of the Citi staff, I was able to undertake one week of work placement at the Marriott in Sydney. Throughout the week I discovered what it was like to work in a hotel compared to a restaurant that I’m used to. On my first day I was shown around the hotelContinue Reading »
Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott stated at the Swinburne University 2014 Chancellor’s Lecture in relation to integration in the education system and with industry – that “we need to unleash initiatives like P-TECH, a partnership between New York Public Schools, the City University of New York and IBM.”
from IBM, 12 Jun 2014 The Prime Minister of Australia toured the Pathways in Technology Early College (P-TECH) High School, in Brooklyn, New York overnight with IBM (NYSE: IBM) as part of his current visit to France, Canada and United States of America.