Council series to discuss the future of education

Central Coast Council’s next Innovation Series event will focus on the future of education.

Running from 8:30am on July 16, the online event is set to feature the University of Newcastle’s Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Arts, Professor John Fishcetti and IBM A/NZ Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Jade Moffat Herman and Central Coast P-TECH Industry Liaison, Jillian Williams.

“If we suddenly lost our memories and had no concept of education, what would the learning journey look like?” a spokesperson for the event said.

“We decided to take the opportunity to run The Future of Education breakfast in the school holidays so we can talk to both educators, students and facilitators.

“In NSW, and Australia more broadly, we are on the precipice of a massive transformation of schooling and education.

“As businesses and organisation evolve to adapt to needs of a fast-changing world so too will education on all levels to ensure future employees and innovative leaders are equipped with the right skills and qualifications.

“We know the NSW K-12 curriculum is going through a major reform, there are changes happening to university degrees and we need to understand how to best prepare our children and young people for a rapidly changing workforce.

“We also need to understand how to prepare our businesses for future employment and to predict what innovation opportunities could emerge.

“Our guest speakers are on the cutting edge of the future of education and what it might look like. Get future ready insights into how we can determine the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need to thrive in and shape their future,” the spokesperson said.

Current Central Coast students in the NSW school system and youth ambassadors will also be featured.

“We would particularly love to see Principals, career advisors, young people, and local business who are keen to stay ahead and adapt to the future of the workplace,” the spokesperson said.

For more information about the event, including how to register, visit council’s website.

Press release, Jul 8
Central Coast Council Media