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Illuminate Nextgen Challenge for Yr 10


Illuminate:nextgen Challenge is coming to KHS next week!


Year 10 are the chosen group to participate in this inspiring project that asks students to compete in teams to design and forecast a business idea that seeks to solve economic issues in the local Kincumber area and beyond.


This challenge by Adam Mostogl is designed to help students develop ENTERPRISING skills critical for post school education and employment in the 21st Century.

"  Our working lives are at a point of inexorable change. Technologies are disrupting our traditional work patterns and new systems of collaboration are debunking the value of accepted hierarchies…"

 The.Future.Laboratory. 2014 Aruba Networks Report


With the advent of the internet and therefore limitless access to real time information globally, the traditional outcomes of education for our future citizens and leaders are fast becoming redundant in the workplace and in commerce generally.


The current educational landscape, designed to prepare students for their working life is in transition to ensure our young adults and aspiring leaders develop relevant skills to meet the goals set at the 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Education goal for young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.


Therefore the new curriculum for students' education recognises 7 general capabilities necessary for future success:

 - literacy

 - numeracy

 - ICT capability

 - Critical and creative thinking

 - personal and social capability

 - ethical understanding

 - intercultural understanding


Research and analysis by organisations such as the Foundation for Young Australians and the Mitchell Institute support the importance of these skills in education now for the future, including;

  • that jobs of the future will demand these enterprise skills 70% more than the jobs of the past (FYA, 2015)

  • that these skills will support students to remain relevant as automation radically affects around 70% of the entry level jobs young people can access (FYA, 2014)

  • the ability to be self-directed as approximately 11% of service jobs are to be completed remotely anywhere in the world, amongst other statistics.



    Developed by Adam Mostogl of illuminate Education (Top 30 Under 30 Australian Entrepreneurs 2017, Finalist for Young Australian of the Year 2015), the Illuminate:nextgen Challenge program takes into account what it is really like to run your own small business in the modern world, the skills that Australia's youth needs to be active and engaged citizens in their own community as well as being aligned to the Australian Curriculum at each year level it is offered across multiple subject areas. And with our experienced facilitators coming into your community to deliver the program authentically and support your students, it's an impactful experience that will leave a legacy for years to come for all involved that has already inspired over 5000 Australian students.