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.
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.
Australia faces two related problems: skilled labour shortages in many sectors and a high rate of youth unemployment. Australia’s overall unemployment number conceals an army of unemployed and disengaged young people. The most recent ABS Labour Force Survey data shows youth unemployment in the 15 to 19 cohort is currently 27.17% Nationwide. In some regions,Continue Reading »
We have a real opportunity to look at secondary education differently in Australia. Secondary education is working for many Australian students, but a sizeable percentage is not being equipped for the workplace. We see the evidence in the high rate of youth unemployment among 15 to 19 year olds, which is 24% nationwide and 45%Continue Reading »