AgriFutures Australia and startup.business are once again joining forces to deliver an exciting education program that teaches high school students in rural and regional Australia how to solve problems facing agriculture, using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset.
AgriFutures Australia are investing in seven selected schools across the country to participate in the startup.business Entrepreneurial Learning in Action program.
The complete program delivery package comes with a simple framework comprising six modules, a full 2-day Professional Learning training course, ongoing support and all course materials for an in-curriculum program to be delivered over one or two terms in Stage 4 or Stage 5.
As well as in-class course work, the program involves local business and industry though site visits and presentations, to give students context for their learning and provide them opportunities to see that entrepreneurship provides not just innovative thinking, but the ability to develop an idea and launch their own business.
The course culminates in a pitch competition when students pitch their innovative business idea to a panel of judges. Winning students are invited to compete in a national pitch competition as part of the Brilliant Business Kids Festival in Sydney.
Applications for the 2021 program are now open.