Our Year 10 trial program ‘CreatIF…’ has now been running at the Senior Campus since the beginning of term 3, with students working on a range of group and individual entrepreneurial, real world projects. Below is a report from a student enrolled in the course – Jake Venturoni – outlining his work in the program.
The CreatIF… program will be open for current Year 9 students to enrol in as part of their Year 10 studies for 2017. Any student who has a passion/skill they would like time to explore in more depth, or something they would like to learn about which is not currently catered for by classes offered at Year 10 is invited to apply to enter the program.
We are holding a public expo on Wednesday 23 November in the Senior Campus Hall Foyer, which will include an information session and displays of work from all current CreatIF… students, with opportunity for Q&A with both staff and current students. All Year 9 parents and students are invited to attend.
The Entrepreneurial project class
I have been lucky enough to be selected to enter the Entrepreneurial class based on Yong Zhao’s theories of education. My aim is to create a business where I am buying, fixing and selling old cars, ute’s and trailers that need fixing up to get roadworthy and sell them for people that need a cheap car/ute/trailer for transportation to get them from A to B and then they can take/pick up heavy items in the back of your ute/trailer.
Instead of having to hire or use a friend’s vehicle or trailer you can buy a cheap one and use it whenever you want to and not having to wait for friends or hire one is a lot easier than having to stuff around trying to borrow or hire one of them.
My week starts off by working on my ute on Monday then I go to school Tuesday, Wednesday, then on Thursday I go out into the workplace - CMV Trucks. At CMV I work on trucks and buses and Friday I go to school. During school time I attend Mathematics, Automotive and TLC classes in conjunction with the program.
Within the program we hold many discussions with our mentor teachers and coordinator. We discuss how our businesses are going and get the opportunity to problem solve any issues we may have discovered or brainstorm with our team.
This Entrepreneurial class is helpful for kids that aren’t as good at normal school classes and Traralgon College has given us the opportunity to do things that we prefer to do rather then the school classes and we will be able to get better at what we want to do so it will help us when we want to get a job.
I enjoy this program, I think it will be good for people coming up to Year 10 and would like to do what some of us kids have this year except they need to listen to be able to do it otherwise it won’t work.