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.