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Published: 20 November, 2012

Year 6 get down to business at UOW

Thirty Year 6 students visited the University of Wollongong on November 16 to plan their future businesses at a Commerce workshop hosted by the In2Uni Program and the Faculty of Commerce.

Students from the Wollongong/Shellharbour Project Based Learning Group worked with the Director of the Centre for Leadership and Knowledge Management, Dr Peter Massingham, and UOW Faculty of Commerce staff and students to develop plans for popular business ideas.

Before joining UOW, Dr Massingham worked as a management consultant for KPMG, advising Australia’s leading companies including Southcorp and BHP. His industry and educational experience was aimed at equipping students with an accessible pool of knowledge and guidance to fulfil their dreams of starting their own businesses.

Dr Massingham believes the workshop would help the young students aspire to business excellence and recognise their ability to generate winning business ideas and perhaps be successful business owners in the future.

“We want to inspire them so they can use this as motivation in their studies through high school. We also would like them to focus on the process of achieving their dreams,” he said.

The Commerce workshop is the final campus-based activity for The Combined Wollongong/Shellharbour Project Based Learning Group for 2012, following the successful graphic Design and Engineering workshops earlier in the year.

The workshops and activities, organised around their career preferences, have provided the students with an opportunity to gain relevant information to make informed decisions about their future after school.

The Combined Wollongong/Shellharbour Project Based Learning Group is jointly funded by Farmborough Rd, Berkeley West, Berkeley, Lake Heights, Cringila, Warrawong, Port Kembla, Primbee, Windang, Warilla North, Mt Warrigal , Koonawarra and Lake Illawarra South Public Schools.

It aims to extend the talents of students in Priority Schools and National Partnership schools by giving them the opportunity to work with other like minded students on a series of workshop projects that are jointly negotiated between teacher and student, focus on higher order thinking, have real life connections and develop aspirations through partnership with the University of Wollongong’s In2Uni project.

Published: 20 November, 2012

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