Enterprise and Job Readiness (Know 2 Go)

What is it?

Our Enterprise and Job Readiness programs are designed to build a realistic awareness of the role students can play in a post academic world. When it comes to career and professional development beyond school and undergraduate study, an emphasis is placed on the ‘what’ and ‘where’ to study or work. These sessions examine on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the transition by focusing on designing, managing and aligning students to their personal and professional goals.

These sessions also explore the alignment of students’ desired design for life beyond school, undergraduate or trainee study with their individual strengths and work style preferences. Students also discover how a structured approach to innovation and problem solving can assist in this part of their lives.

Modules and Content:

Professional Self Discovery

  •           Personal Purpose
  •           Work preferences / personal profiles
  •           Goal setting / Career Planning
  •           Time Management and Use of Energy

Business Skills Building

  •           Finance and Budgeting
  •           Business Roles

Presentation and Networking

  •           Presenting to groups
  •           Networking Skills
  •           Job/Interview Skills

Innovation

  •           Creativity
  •           Problem Solving
  •           Breakthrough Thinking

The agreed upon “employability skills” give insight into the skills students are expected to develop to be deemed job ready, they are “communication, team work, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organisation, self-management, learning and technology” (Sweet, 2008, p.5).

Sweet, R. (2008). The Job Ready Certificate: A discussion paper for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.