JobHack is a free online entrepreneurship course. Participants learn the practical skills of entrepreneurship through 5 online challenges so they are empowered to create their own jobs. Each challenge takes no more than an hour to complete and builds an applicable skill in areas such as validation, design, marketing, digital, pitching and so on.

 

Let me tell you why we’ve started this initiative. For the last 2 or 3 years, I’ve been frustratingly aware of a problem that exists in the entrepreneurship education paradigm for young Australians. Particularly in the space of learning how to start a business and create jobs.

 

I’m most passionate about entrepreneurship education initiatives that can achieve true scale and democratise access for a large percentage of the young population. Back in 2014, I was lucky enough to be involved in the pilot creation of $20 Boss, an initiative created by the Foundation for Young Australians in partnership with NAB. Due to it’s forward-thinking program design; $20 Boss has already been delivered to more than 6000 high school students in 2015 and is on track for 10,000 in 2016. In two years it’s scaled to more than 11% of Australian high schools – an incredible feat.  Great things are happening in high schools, but older ‘young Australians’ are missing out. Specifically people aged 18 to 30.

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