Education & Training Pillar Update

Latest Pillar Activity
Education and training Pillar

The first Education and Training Pillar meeting with new Chair, Associate Professor Jamie Mustard (Deakin University) was held on February 6, 2019.

GSSC Digital Hub Project

The G21 GSSC Digital Hub Working Committee and key stakeholders are taking an alternative approach to promote and advocate for the implementation of the Digital Learning Hub project. 

Seven private schools and one public secondary school have taken up the AARNet connection given the lack of connectivity provided under the current system.

For Geelong to be a “clever and creative” city, with a workforce that is proficient with digital technology, high level and proficient technology is required.

G21 Learning Strategy

Approval to proceed with the Geelong Learning Strategy was endorsed by the G21 Board in 2018. In order to proceed a consultant to work on the project will be selected and a Governance Committee comprising of Education and Training Pillar members will be formed.


Science Alive - Brian Haddy

The first interstate Science Alive! event will be conducted at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on 24-26 May 2019.

Science Alive! is the largest single interactive science exhibition in Australia, and brings together leading names in science and technology.

It is a major science expo aimed at inspiring students to engage with science in the curriculum. Brian Haddy, facilitator and organiser provided an informative presentation and is wanting to establish contacts in the region to promote the event.

The DeakinTALENT FreelancingHUB - Jamie Mustard, Chair and Director of the Freelancing Hub

The DeakinTALENT FreelancingHUB is an exciting and innovative work-integrated learning initiative designed to develop work-ready graduates.

The FreelancingHUB offers group-based internship placements within cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams developing a solution for a not-for-profit or community organisation. Jamie provided an informative overview of the Hub and encouraged members to consider using this service for community based projects.