FINAL year students across the Goldfields are swotting for their VCE exams and thinking (worrying?) about their futures.
In Australia’s so-so economy, the career landscape looks very different to the one anyone over 40 has experienced.
Prima facie, it looks daunting. On the other hand, perhaps never has an economy “favoured the brave” more than now.
Fact is, the young people about to pour out of the school gates and into the workforce or on to more study, are likely to have a number of jobs in their life.
The idea of one career for life no longer suits the times.
The new economy demands innovation, adaptation and entrepreneurship.
Especially in the country, where opportunities can be more fickle than in the city, people need to get creative about where their next job is coming from.
People need to get creative about where their next job is coming from.
On Monday Lead On Australia is hosting a workshop on Encouraging Youth Entrepreneurship at the COG Youth Innovation Centre in Bendigo.
As Lead-On Australia manager Mark Boyd-Graham said “Increasingly, young people need to create their own opportunities.”
Whether it’s working on your own, as a collective, or in a partnership, an entrepreneurial spirit and openness to lifelong learning are good traits to foster in these fast-changing times.