Young people are facing increasingly difficult transitions from education to further work and study. As a whole, they know a lot more than we currently capture and profile, but the recognition methods and tools we use in senior secondary school do not reflect the current needs of recruiters and employers, or young people. Over the past 2 years, Learning Creates have convened more than 2,000 diverse young people, educators, parents, policy makers, First Nations communities, employers, academics and tertiary providers to align emerging practice, lead and contribute to new thinking and to build the trust and credibility needed to shift policy and practice across the Australian learning landscape.
Learning Creates is developing a range of pathways that offer alternative forms of educational recognition for students who face disadvantage. Learning Creates engages an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders to design these alternative pathways, influence policy, and bring about system change.
This next period of Learning Creates work will focus on building a robust evidence base and collective narrative that provides the missing link between how young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are recognised and the impact this has on their learning and employment pathways.