BUILDING EDUCATION ASPIRATIONS TO GROW THE CENTRAL COAST
FOCUS ON THE COAST
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA CENTRAL COAST &
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
BUILDING EDUCATION ASPIRATIONS
TO GROW THE CENTRAL COAST
How can learning be used to help bridge the regional skills gap, and to encourage more Central Coast people to access the transformative power of education, to build capacity of the regional workforce and grow the local economy?
With participation in higher education on the Central Coast lower than the NSW and National averages, what implications can be drawn from the specific Central Coast findings of ground-breaking research by the University of Newcastle (UON), The Aspirations Longitudinal Study? What do the aspirations of school students teach us about factors that are holding our community back from leveraging off learning, to transform its future?
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MONDAY 31 OCTOBER 2016
2.30 – 4.30 pm
RDA Central Coast Boardroom, Business Incubator Building, University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus Ourimbah
Bob Ward: Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia Central Coast
Career and educational aspirations of Central Coast students: Understanding complexity for increased equity
Professor Jenny Gore: Researcher, The University of Newcastle
How can teachers and community help encourage career and learning aspiration?
Mrs Shayne Player: Principal, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus.
Building career and learning aspiration for growth of regional workforce
John Mouland: CEO, Regional Development Australia Central Coast
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jenny Gore
Helping to bridge equity gaps, and keeping options open to people from all backgrounds to access the transformative power of education, is the focus of UON researcher, Professor Jenny Gore. In her thought-provoking presentation, Jenny will provide insights gained from the NSW-based Aspirations Longitudinal Study, on the aspirations for learning and future career success of Central Coast students.
A number of Central Coast primary and secondary schools participated in the $1.2 million Australian Research Council-funded project. In her targeted presentation, Jenny will reveal how Central Coast students feel and think about higher education and career aspirations, and reveal how our region compares to other geographical areas. Jenny will also provide educators and community leaders with insight into how they can help to build regional capacity, by supporting aspirations for learning on the Central Coast.
For further information on the Aspirations Longitudinal Study click here