Thinkubator Concept


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Thinkubator Concept

  1. 1. Sunday, 3 March 13
  2. 2. Growth Economic Environmental Career Business Financial Personal Family BiologicalSunday, 3 March 13
  3. 3. How do we help high school students to transition in a way that suits them?Sunday, 3 March 13
  4. 4. The research • Conducted interviews with random people from high school, college and older, on the street and public spaces to understand how they knew what they wanted to do and what they did nextSunday, 3 March 13
  5. 5. Top 3 findings and outcomes • Kids didn’t really care that much • Older people in hindsight wish they knew more about career choices but didn’t have the right people to help them • Family members have strong influence over their kids career decisionsSunday, 3 March 13
  6. 6. How does it work? • Pilot project to help parents help their kids • Working with City of Greater Dandenong • Incubator for parents and kids that provides different levels of training based on skills and experienceSunday, 3 March 13
  7. 7. Promotion • Different channels: • Community groups • Online • Word of mouth • Training providersSunday, 3 March 13
  8. 8. Framework • Parent/kid register interest online by filling out questionnaire to gauge interests, benchmark subject areas • Get invited to information sessions and meet others in the community and find out more • Over 6 week period • Incentivised over point system to encourage parent/child engagement • Online and face-to-face connection is important • Weekly emails about relevant content and upcoming events to encourage engagement online and in personSunday, 3 March 13
  9. 9. What happens in this magical van? • Week 3-5 sessions occur in the Greater Dandenong community • Experiential and interactive sessions in Thinkubator - parents and kids can get an introduction to thinking skills and experience sharing. • After they can find out more from associated business providersSunday, 3 March 13
  10. 10. Evaluation • Crucial to go from pilot to real life awesomeness • Benchmarking and constant evaluation by email and face to face interviews after events and online to assess adoptions • Email at conclusion for overall feedback and satisfaction measurement • Follow up 3 months after to track program effectivenessSunday, 3 March 13
  11. 11. Funding $$$ • Initial pilot program by City of Greater Dandenong Community Grants Program • Post results of pilot program, additional funding to be sought through other Local Governments, State Government, Business Partners and CrowdfundingSunday, 3 March 13
  12. 12. @thinkubatormelb thinkubatormelb.wordpress.comSunday, 3 March 13