The Ideas

Idea 8

Create a regionalised program to develop a student’s ability to be self-starting, resilient and confident so that they can take charge of their own future.

By breaking the culture of “it’s always been done that way” we can develop the creative design and entrepreneurial skills within every student so that they can become resilient, innovative, motivated and passionate about whatever area they choose to focus on. The halo effect from this is a future-proof Tasmania with a population that can cope with change, not be afraid to fail and know how to nurture a passion. Through the four key drivers of community ‘heroes’, the youth sector, the schools and of course the students themselves, the program will create a cycle of community support for start-ups and fresh ideas.


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  • This is not sufficient. Not everyone has entreprenurial capacity and society would be poorly served if we did. Undoubtedly self-confidence and resilience are important but in a broader context. While start-ups are the flavour of the decade few survive without the broad skills of others. Foster it yes: but not to exclusion.

    SUBMITTED BY: Paul Reader, Clarenon Vale 02:08PM 17/06/15