In 2008 I completed a Masters of Education Policy International at The University of Melbourne. My focus was to design a trades training program that would engage students and provide real work place learning within a school. The research and study of best practice around the world provided me with the idea to build a facility that would operate numerous businesses, a shopping centre on a school site run by students with professionals from industry. The program now has visitors from around the world, across Australia and from throughout Victoria coming for tours each week. It is a model of excellence and innovation which is making a real difference in the lives of so many.
A film series was recently produced to feature various aspects of this unique educational program. Here is the first that went to air on Australian TV in December 2013. The remaining stories will air throughout 2014.