Imagine if young people were equipped with the practical skills set to innovate and drive social change in a time when young people are seeking careers with impact and employees are demanding graduates with core skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and teamwork.
It is the responsibility of schools and universities to empower students to change the world for the better, by teaching them how to apply design, innovation and entrepreneurship skills to real-world problems.
Scotch Oakburn and the University of Tasmania accepted this challenge.
In July 2022, working together to deliver a 5-day innovation and entrepreneurship boot camp, at Scotch Oakburn’s Penquite Campus, students were challenged to become the next changemakers and problem solvers in this specifically designed workshop.
The program used design thinking to come up with innovative solutions for real-world problems, inspired by conversations with industry experts. It concluded with a pitch event at Enterprize in the Launceston CBD, where students shared their innovative ideas with the wider community.
This ‘extension’ of traditional curriculum is evidence of our efforts to re-imagine schooling that creates future-ready students. Scotch Oakburn is excited to continue to deliver innovative projects that help us further expand our education.