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Swinburne University: Enterprise and student aspirations in the outer east

By March 8, 2007No Comments

This afternoon I was invited to the Lilydale campus of Swinburne University to hear the findings of the report Are we fostering enterprising young people? Student aspirations in outer eastern Melbourne.

The report measured the educational and career aspirations of Year 10 in the outer east of Melbourne, the inclination towards running a businesses and overall awareness of pathways into higher education. This data allowed to the report to track student knowledge of education and career options and aspirations as well as the intention to work and live in the region.

The report found that student aspirations such as seeking further study are not being met within the outer eastern region with significant gaps emerging with achieving this goal. This demonstrates the potential for alternative pathways programs to help achieve these aspirations and stimulate enterprise within the outer east.

The report Are we fostering enterprising young people? Student aspirations in outer eastern Melbourne. is available from www.ld.swin.edu.au/crd.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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