It has been predicted that the average young person will have 17 different jobs across five different industries throughout their lifetime. This is an astonishing statistic considering most of us have grown up with the expectation of only working 1 – 2 occupations throughout our entire career.
So, how do we equip our students with the skills and knowledge, and most importantly, build an enterprising mindset to prepare for this ever-changing world of work?
Mentone Girls’ Grammar School Senior Enterprise Program caters to students across Years 5 – 12. All students have touch points with enterprise activities throughout our extensive class curriculum along with an Enterprise Cup competition in Term 4.
Those with a heightened interest in the space can also apply to join the co-curricular Senior Enterprise Group where participants attend guest speaker workshops, project planning sessions and travel to partner businesses throughout the year for real world experience. They can also pitch to receive funding to work on their own business through the School’s very own ‘Shark Tank’ led by Academy Founder and School Principal, Fran Reddan.
Activities in 2017 have included:
‘Developing your Big Idea’ Workshop
‘Pitch Perfect’ Workshop
‘How to use social media to grow your business’ workshop (Webby Web Design)
‘How to build your own website’ workshop (Webby Web Design)
‘Crowd Funding’ workshop (Pozible HQ)
League of Extraordinary Women’s ‘Run the World Tech-Formation’ – a conference for female entrepreneurs, at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.
Augmented Reality (AR) session with Ross Symons, Founder & CEO of Big Ant Studios and the exclusive Microsoft Hololens.
Project Zen ‘Dare to Dream Workshop with external entrepreneurs:
- Rebecca Tapp: Finding your Passion and Purpose
- Jesse Volpe: The Importance of a Positive Attitude
- Liz Volpe: Tips on how to Set and Achieve Goals
- Andrew Morello: Stepping out of your Comfort Zone