The Australian Technology Network is funding six projects focused on work “integrated learning and graduate employability”. With Simon Birmingham keen on employment outcomes and graduate under-employment emerging as a political issue (Rebekha Sharkie Mayo-NXT, raised it in the Reps), demonstrating jobs for grads is on university agendas will be a good signal to send next year.
The ATN projects are:
The EDGE, “eATN focus on graduate job-prep through work integrated learning” led by QUT’s Judith Smith
Case study of teacher-graduate preparedness, Tania Broadley (QUT)
Building ATN text analytics capacity, Simon Buckingham Shum (UTS)
ATN shared employability resource portal, Dawn Bennet (Curtin U)
“Virtual empathy museum,” for healthcare graduates employability and empathy, Tracy Levett-Jones (UTS)
Whole‐of‐curriculum field-based work-integrated learning for graduate employability, Grant Wardell Johnson (Curtin U)
ATN says all member institutions are involved in each project.