The Youth Enterprise Hub, its pilot schools and local communities are very excited about this VCAL course being delivered to VCAL students in 2021.
The New Economy Enterprise Curriculum was co-created and developed in 2019 and early 2020 with local innovators and teachers for VCAL students in Year 11 at the Intermediate Level. It is a systemic response to enable teachers, local councils, innovators and young people to research, create and develop social and environmental innovations for their local community.
The course covers the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authorities Personal Development Skills in Units 1 and 2 and Work Related Skills in Unit 2.
“Who Am I? Self as Leader”; “Collaborative Leadership” and “Systemic Leadership”. This component of the course enables students to deeply consider their individual purpose and passion.
The broader definition of the New Economy, the Circular Economy, B Corporations with local and global examples. Partnerships with local community organisations and enterprises mean that students begin to see different ways that people are change agents while becoming self employed and/or employing others.
Structured Workplace Learning opportunities within a sustainable business and industry or social enterprise to learn more about the organisation. The course also invites both students and organisational leaders to propose and test new innovations.
How other young people are developing their purpose and passion through social enterprises that deliver unique, environmentally responsible services and products and then begin to develop their own ideas in teams.
Local councils Youth Led Grants scheme and apply for grants for further research on their communities or to prototype their ideas.
The Youth Enterprise Hub is currently researching “transition” points for students who wish to further develop their innovations and enterprises in their local community and beyond.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge Raffaela Galati-Brown, Principal at Northern College of Arts and Technology, and Marcus Newman, VET Creative and Digital Media Trainer, NCAT and NCAT students for their dedicated filming and photography of YEH’s work.