Prof Jennelle Kyd - Swinburne Uni of Technology - Building collaborative partnerships between industry and the education sector
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Jennelle Kyd delivered the presentation at the 2014 Skilling Australia Summit. ...

Jennelle Kyd delivered the presentation at the 2014 Skilling Australia Summit.

The 8th Annual Skilling Australia Summit considered the current policy framework and examined state and national challenges for skilling the Australian economy at this time. Current skilled shortages within industry groups were addressed and debated.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/skillingoz14

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Prof Jennelle Kyd - Swinburne Uni of Technology - Building collaborative partnerships between industry and the education sector Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Building collaborative partnerships between industry and the education sector Professor Jennelle Kyd Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Overview 2 Outline of presentation -  Context of industry and university collaborations -  Outline types of relationships -  Approaches to improving effectiveness -  Demonstrating some examples and outcomes -  Future opportunities and developments -  Managing relationships -  Broadening opportunities -  Meeting expectations
  • 3. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Context of Industry and University collaborations !  Continuing demand for higher levels of skill is a reality. !  Response to technology induced change, structural adjustment, and a progressive shift to services-based industries. !  Increasing globalisation and growing Asian economy Challenge How do we build generic skills and theoretical knowledge into our education system and produce graduates who have the practical skills that enable them to be ‘job ready’ Are employers ‘graduate ready’ and have expectations changed? Skilling Australians across AQF levels 1-10 “Australian skills and workforce development needs” 2012 Discussion paper. Aust Workforce & Productivity Agency
  • 4. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Context of Industry and University collaborations 4 Complex matrix of relationships Industry University Staff Creating value Vocational and Higher Education Students Industry Meeting its needs for •  Skilled workforce •  R&D "ROI and ↑profitability University Projects and work placements •  Authentic learning •  Research projects "Student experience and ↑research measures Students •  Relevant knowledge & employment skills •  Jobs/career network "qualification with employment outcomes Understanding the stakeholders
  • 5. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN !  Allows industry staff to develop leadership and mentoring skills !  Brings new perspectives and fresh ideas !  Provides a convenient pathway to recruitment !  Creates exposure for the business !  Provides a student with a lifelong learning experience !  Offers education, development and learning to future industry professionals Student placement options developed in consultation with industry partners Offering a variety of flexible and cost effective ways to employ students can suit business needs and capacity. They include: #  Industry-based Learning (IBL) Placements #  Industry Placements #  Internships and apprenticeships #  Capstone Projects #  Research projects - by What is in it for Industry?
  • 6. Knowing your Industry Partners Building strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with industry. From multi-national corporations to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Flexibility in programs means we are able to offer something to industries across a variety of sectors. Recognition is important. Ability to manage multiple relationships is complex.
  • 7. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Context of Industry and University collaborations ! Opportunity to apply classroom theory to a real work situation. ! Gain work experience relevant to their studies. ! Understand how organisations operate. ! Helps create a clear career and work plan. ! Establishes key contacts within the professional area. ! Establishes work confidence for graduating students. How industry-linked experience strengthen student’s skills
  • 8. 10 A case study An innovative approach for industry-university collaboration And Student skills development
  • 9. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Industry-University collaboration - global •  A collaborative, multi-disciplinary platform for applied research and industry engagement Aalto University, Finland Tongji University, Shanghai Swinburne University Duoc UC, Santiago, Chile Stanford University, USA •  Students from across design, engineering, ICT and business working on applied research projects for industry •  Collaborative teams of students managed by academic staff from across the University and across the world Design Factor
  • 10. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/design/design-factory/
  • 11. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Faculty of Design - Design Factory offers unique opportunities to form and participate in open-ended research initiatives challenging the industry status quo. -  Design Factory facilitates projects that collect empirical data, study different methods and phenomena related to innovation, design, business and education. Design Factory
  • 12. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 14
  • 13. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 15
  • 14. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 16
  • 15. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Approaches to improving effectiveness 17 Projects that develop skills and make a difference
  • 16. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Approaches to improving effectiveness Overcoming the Challenges ! Meeting each others expectations ! Managing multiple relationships across multiple engagement activities ! Trust and respect ! Tapping into the talent of the students and graduates ! Utilizing the expertise of the academic workforce
  • 17. Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Common Goals !  Mechanisms to improve cooperation to enable industry, educators and governments to work more effectively together !  Qualifications that develop skills to a standard desired by industry and builds a stronger Australian skilled workforce. !  Better evidence-based policy formation based on economic and social impacts and aimed at improving productivity and participation levels. !  Flexible and nationally consistent funding and regulation that supports innovative training and tertiary education. !  A system that can be more agile in responding to emerging workforce and skills trends 19 What are we all working towards
  • 18. Thank you Professor Jennelle Kyd Senior DVC and Provost