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Changmaking is Booming in WA

Dr FrothIt has never been easier to make ideas happen.

Western Australians are getting together to become changemakers. They use technology to connect with other left handed hamburger eaters/ cane toad hunters/ bubble artists around the world but the human element of collaboration is critical to the booming movement.

Changemakers are having fun as they learn, share ideas and create with other changemakers.

There are Changemaker Meetup Groups. enkel operates in Vic Park where it has workshops, guest speakers, group meetings and social events. Robotics class

It is starting a new venture in the Fremantle Naval Store and there are other initiatives in the Eastern Suburbs.

There are more Coderdojos in WA than anywhere else.

WA hosted the only Open Source Circular Economy celebration in Australia last year.

Space Cubed has expanded and expanded as it supports innovators and entrepreneurs.  The high office vacancy in Perth is dovetailing with the changemaker movement as even banks are setting aside space to support innovation by creating collaboration spaces.

Barriers between work and play are breaking down as people discover new ways of learning and earning. Young Australians have been disenchanted with traditional ways of working for a long time so they are working together, building traction for their ideas and figuring out how to commercialize them.

Schools struggling to make change within the traditional education system can contact these changemakers and start collaborating today.

If you don’t know how to connect let me know and I will arrange a meeting.

If you know of a changemaker initiative in WA could you let me know and I will start up a data base.

 


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How to Blitz Year 10

Year 10 is an amazing transition year. As you start Year 10 you Could still be acting like a kid.  By the end of the year you will start to realise that no one else is in charge of your career. No one else is going to do it for you.

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In Year 10….

Try new stuff. Say YES. Try stuff that might not work. Make mistakes.Robot

Make connections. 85% of jobs are filled through networking.

Explore opportunities like the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship rotary

Explore your hobbies. Interested in robots? Join a Coderdojo. Interested in media? Start your own blog, YouTube channel, or podcast.

If you are interested in something and don’t know how to follow it up ask your careers teacher, or email me and I will follow it up.

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  • Get a part time job. Try to get one at a big company where you get training, like McDonalds or one of the big supermarkets.
  • You meet people, you get to try different things that you are interested in, and you don’t have to stay if you don’t like it. Search online for “volunteer jobs” and name your suburb or create a Seek.com account and check out the “Volunteers” tab.

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  • Interested in sport? Coach a junior team. Volunteer to umpire. Help to organise.
  • Go to university open days and the two career expos in the middle of the year.

Year 10 is the BEST year at school … well, it is for lots of students.

In order to get the most out of it you need to set up a bond with your teachers so that you are the one they think of when opportunities come up. Become the best friend of the year coordinator, the careers teacher… the music/art/physics teacher….

Success in Year 10 will come to those who turn up and say teach me.

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Bev Johnson

If you want help to grow into your potential call me on 0434056412 or email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au. We will see what we can do to find your best possible future.