Change has brought about a whole new process of day-to-day living and working in Melbourne - the most liveable city.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s (CEDA) report in July 2015 estimates that over half of the future workforce will be self employed and that 40 per cent of Australia’s workforce (5 million people) could be replaced by automation within the next 10 to 20 years.
Each year there are over 100,000 students graduating from Victorian universities alone.
There are simply not that many jobs.
Big businesses have not been able to meet this high volume of graduate job seekers. In fact big businesses have created net negative jobs over the past decade.
It is start-ups that have actually create jobs growth.
As a result of this, graduates have moved to self-create their employment. Putting their faith in their own knowledge and commitment to their disciplines, graduates have become their own bosses and as such require entrepreneurship skills in order to make the most out of the opportunities presented to them and that they create themselves.
Skills in entrepreneurship are essential for every individual whether their aspirations are to own their own business or to work as an employee, entrepreneurship skills are easily transferable to daily living, whether it be negotiations or compromise, these are essential skills for a student to have mastered which will greatly enhance their future prospects in life.
INNOVATION MELBOURNE is inviting your school to take part of filling this entrepreneurship gap in education.