COODANUP Senior College is one of four secondary schools in WA selected to be involved in a pilot program by the newly created Innovation Institute.
The Institute was created because a lack of education for young people, particularly in WA, in the areas of innovation and enterprise.
Innovation Institute’s Paul Litwin, who made a presentation to students, said there were small pockets of programs but no body or organisation that could deliver innovation and entrepreneurship learning and real life connections on a significant scale.
He told students the program offered a great chance for someone to come up with a brilliant idea.
The Innovation Institute is similar to the Australian Institute of Management but will focus only on secondary students in Years 7 to 10.
It will be the nursery/incubator for young people to learn about innovation/entrepreneurship, be mentored by industry leaders of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and have a supportive ongoing environment to create their own innovations for the benefit of their community.
The other schools involved are Applecross and Girrawheen Senior High Schools and St Georges Grammar, Perth.