Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

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Workforce Training Innovation Fund – clever plus demand based for enterprises, industry sectors and regions

By | Entrepreneurs, Vocational Education and Training, Workforce Development | No Comments

Part of the bigger picture called Skills First, the Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) is a clever example of the Victorian government seeking industry demand based proposals.

Merging economic and workforce development, the WTIF addresses business challenges, ensuring skills match to improve productivity.

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With a new level of open mindedness, there is flexibility in the approach, evidence collection, independent analysis and engagement to create realistic and pragmatic partnerships. Read More

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Youth programs & entrepreneurship – Maldives future

By | Employment, Entrepreneurs, TVET International, Vocational Education and Training, Youth | No Comments

The Maldives is a unique place where people are the most important resource – and this is starting to turn heads towards the small island nation.

Local initiatives are starting to form to combat the 11.60% unemployment rate and the high number of youth (26.50%) with no jobs.

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The country has also recognised the demand for people with technical skills, with programs being launched as possible solutions.

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Big workforce, careers, jobs & skills shifts uncovered

By | Entrepreneurs, jobs workforce, Skills, Workforce Architects, Workforce Planning | No Comments

During the last 2 weeks I’ve been in the USA and at SXSW Interactive where a number of big workforce, careers, jobs and skills shifts have been uncovered that you really need to know about, some of them may even blow your mind.

There is so much to comprehend, complex concepts and technologies that are changing the nature of jobs and work forever.

And if you are in economic and regional development, education or higher ed, human resources, learning and development, training or talent management, in the next few minutes we’d like to help you to understand these shifts.

So let me share information on these big changes with you, appreciating the full picture, interpreting the impact of technologies and trends on the workforce, recognising 21st Century capabilities and knowing where the workforce is moving to next. Read More

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Premier Jay Weatherill promotes South Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and startups during SXSW

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Aiming to replicate the essence of Austin, Texas with South Australia as a great place to work and do business and after a round table discussion with Tech Ranch and members of the USA delegation from New Venture Institute, Premier Jay Weatherill welcomed guests to a reception on the eve of SXSW Interactive

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Matt Salier and Premier Jay Weatherill

The Premier highlighted Adelaide, Austin’s sister city as beautifully planned with a different style and pattern, surrounded by parklands with McLaren Vale to the south, Barossa Valley to the north, Adelaide Hills to the east and the Gulf of St Vincent beaches to the west, and a common love of festivals.

South Australia has a capacity to respond to challenges and there are numerous examples of entrepreneurs and startups from the state achieving amazing results. Read More

Aussie Entrepreneurs and Startups land in the USA and pitch at SXSW

By | Entrepreneurs, Social Media, SXSW | No Comments

Invitation to SXSW Student and Entrepreneur Challenge

A group of Australian entrepreneurs and startups, including prize winners from Venture Dorm, are in the USA from 6.3.16 to 24.3.16 visiting San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Austin, New York and Las Vegas.

 

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Whilst in Austin with the Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill @JayWeatherill @BrandSouthAust and the President of the United States, Barack Obama @WhiteHouse @BarackObama @POTUS with First Lady Michelle Obama @FLOTUS, they are keen to hear from you with challenges.  Maybe people to meet, who to get photos with, interview or video record, emerging tech demos and future jobs.
Here is the video that explains how you can get involved

 

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Take your business to the world

By | Entrepreneurs, SXSW, Workforce Architects, Workforce Development | No Comments

From two countries to six and now expanding to twenty, after undertaking the Women in Global Business (WIGB) program in 2013, Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner from Workforce BluePrint is excited for what 2016 will bring.

Wendy Perry (far right) with colleagues from the Defence Teaming Centre and members of a delegation from India.

Wendy Perry (far right) with colleagues from the Defence Teaming Centre and members of a delegation from India.

“When I began the WIGB mentoring in 2013 our international experience included just two countries – Bhutan and Maldives.  Through the regular catch ups, hearing from an experienced exporter in a different industry, I was encouraged to research a number of markets and hone in on a couple. Read More

What is missing from Australia’s Innovation Agenda?

By | Digital Capability, Entrepreneurs, Youth | One Comment

Much has already been written about the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) but something really big is missing.

Direct from the Innovation Agenda document, The National Innovation and Science Agenda will focus on four key pillars:Malcolm Turnbull

  1. Culture and capital
  2. Collaboration
  3. Talent and skills
  4. Government as an exemplar – NB. It will be interesting to see government applying lean startup methodology to be a leader.

With a focus on innovation for jobs and growth, under each pillar are a number of initiatives but what is missing? Read More

Get ready for SXSW16 – from Adelaide to Austin

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This blog post has been written for the Feed Your Brain Session – USA Delegation 2016, presented by Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner at Workforce BluePrint for NVI Flinders.

Thanks for having me guys and I appreciate the live broadcast via Periscope.

If you are thinking about travelling with the delegation in March 2016 then let me check a few things with you first. Read More

Southern Adelaide: Leading the way in entrepreneurship and innovation

By | Economic Development, Entrepreneurs, Regional Development, Workforce Development, Workforce Planning | No Comments

Adelaide’s south has become a world-leading centre for innovation and collaboration, attracting international attention, just three years into a major 20-year transformation project.  With the state’s dedication to growth, alongside quality higher education and Vocational Education and Training (VET), Adelaide is set to tackle its high unemployment rates of 8%.

With a $4.8million GRP, Southern Adelaide is made up of industrious, hard-working people with a strong sense of community and environment.  Commercial activity ranges from small, local businesses to worldwide leading exporters. Read More