“According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn’t always match up with the way we are taught” Clayton Christensen, Author of Disrupting Class, 2008
“Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.” – Social Traders
Did you know Australia is the 3rd most preferred destination for international students?
Education sector is more than $22 billion industry in Australia. International students numbers in Australia is set to exceed one million beyond 2020. US visa changes and Brexit is contributing to this shift.
We are bunch of social entrepreneurs willing to influence parents to invest their education dollars wisely. Our ‘Social Enterprise’ concept stands in between a monolithic standardised education system and the cry for customisation in the different ways students consume learning. The problem we see exacerbates when we put the teacher in the middle. Our concept removes, teacher who is thought to be the ‘sage on the stage’ to a more collaborate peer learning and computer based learning. The teacher now become a facilitator to a new disruptive way new way of blended learning.
When ever there is jitters in the market, people react and take a short term view to mitigate the disruption. We’ve seen this after the Dot Com burst in 2000 and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008. As a result, student enrolment in STEM related courses in Australia have declined. Companies have no choice but to offshore their operations or hire foreign workers to fill in the gap.
Our mission is to reduce the gap between courses on offer with the industry needs. We partner with college lecturers to create attractive courses. Today students are studying for jobs that won’t exist in the future. STEM trained employees have a better chance in securing lucrative jobs. Our aim is to develop our students to be job-ready.
Do you know where will you be in 10 years from now?