A GEELONG COMMUNITY INNOVATION EVENT FOR
HIGH SCHOOL AND TERTIARY STUDENTS, INDUSTRY + PARENTS

WHAT DOES THE GEELONG WORLD-CLASS CITY OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO TRANSITION INTO THE FUTURE OF WORK?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET INDUSTRY LEADERS, STARTUP FOUNDERS + BUSINESS MENTORS?

We're delighted to invite schools, students, parents and educators to the Geelong Youth Innovation Summit - May 2019

This is a FREE world-class innovation education event for students, teachers, parents and global and local industry leaders, proudly delivered in partnership with the Victorian State Government, City of Greater Geelong and Runway HQ Geelong.

 
 

Students joined us over two big days of immersive learning to activate the Geelong Clever & Creative vision, build 21st Century innovation and employability skills, problem solve in Design Thinking Industry Challenge teams and meet extraordinary entrepreneurs, global business leaders and STEM Experts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) plus hundreds of high school and tertiary students from across the Greater Geelong region.

Since 2017 girledworld has engaged 150+ schools, universities and 20,000+ students across Australia, and are committed to connecting today's students with the real world of work and exciting future industry career pathways.

We were thrilled to bring this world-class innovation activation to the Geelong region!


 


In a rapidly changing technological world, we need to equip THE NEXT GENERATION with the future skills, entrepreneurial mindsets and practical STEM knowledge they Will need to lead, succeed and thrive in their future careers.

The education system is doing what it can to keep up with this pace of change, but we need more opportunities for real-world, industry-aligned learning so that young people can navigate ever more complex careers in the shifting world economy, and build the critical 21st Century enterprise and STEM skills they’ll need to become our city and regional job creators, not just job seekers.

After the huge success of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 girledworld World of Work Summits at The University of Melbourne, RMIT and the University of Sydney, supported by the Australian Federal and Victorian State governments, the girledworld Geelong Youth Innovation Summit 2019 ignited the City of Greater Geelong with international speakers, innovation and Design Thinking workshops and future career pathway planning for students (Year 7 - Year 12). Tertiary students were also welcomed to the event.

The Innovation Summit was held on Saturday May 11 (Geelong Football Club) and Sunday May 12 (PivotCity Runway HQ Geelong) venues, and brought together top global speakers (live and virtual keynotes) from some of the world's biggest companies (Envato, Culture Amp, Startup Victoria, Twitter, Airbnb, Atlassian, Microsoft, PwC), Australian industry experts and outstanding local region career mentors to help students explore the new World of Work, career pathways in the emerging technology and STEM sectors, and gave students an opportunity to understand the 21st Century enterprise skills they will need to start to build now to ensure future tertiary pathways, regional and city internship opportunities and future employability.

This event was aligned to the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities, Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies learning areas, and recognises the importance of the development of disciplinary knowledge, real world enterprise skills (critical thinking, problem solving and Design Thinking) and general cross-curriculum capabilities in young people.

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