Webinar recorded on November 21, 2018

The emerging environment facing Australian is characterised by the arrival of disruptive technologies and global economic transformation with innovation as an economic driver. In this landscape graduates need to be highly adaptable, resilient and prepared to undertake and navigate range of diverse jobs over their careers.

Research shows that work-integrated-learning (WIL) has a positive impact on enhancing student work readiness  but this stronger focus on WIL to enhance employability has resulted in increased competition for WIL and highlighted the range of barriers to traditional WIL models. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) make up over 95 per cent of employing businesses in Australia meaning they must be central in strategies to increase the scope and scale of student participation in WIL.

This presentation will overview the findings of recent Australian Technology Network ( ATN ) project which identified innovative emerging models of  WIL that overcome constraints to engagement by industry and outline their features, challenges and enablers.

Delivered by

Judie KayJudie Kay is Director, Careers and Employability, RMIT and is responsible for the development and implementation of a broad range of career and employability services and has extensive experience in employer engagement. Judie is experienced in the implementation of University wide WIL policy, systems and projects and a range of national WIL projects including currently as lead for an ATN Grant identifying and exploring innovative WIL models. Judie represents Australia on the WACE Board, the international WIL association. Judie was awarded the WACE international award for “Excellence in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commitment to Co-operative education and Work integrated learning “ in 2015.