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The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney used the occasion of Engineering Week to launch www.engineeringicons.org.au. The site is designed to encourage more high school students to see engineering as an interesting and viable career path.
This week the Australian Federal Government launched Fair Work for Small Business, a free resources website that helps small businesses understand the new Fair Work Act and how it affects their rights when it comes to employing staff.
Jack Delosa, one of Anthill’s 2009 30under30 winners, begins a new series today about Gen Y and entrepreneurship. In this first column, he takes aim at an education system that is inadequate for 21st Century, leaving his generation with a reputation for preferring facebook and playtime to hard yakka.
The idea of locking a bunch of creative people in a room until they have hammered out a plan for a new business is not new. In fact, it's been done at Mixer events around the world for a number of years. But the concepts - which tends to engender a form of Stockholm Syndrome in entrepreneurs held hostage by market problems - always seems to churn out interesting formative business. They might not always go on to become the next Google, but the process illustrates the power of focused collaboration.
Want to improve your knowledge or skills, but can't afford the time or exorbitant cost of tuition to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Princeton or Berkeley? Now you can watch some of the best educational lectures in the world from the comfort of your armchair thanks to Academic Earth.
Whether you seek answers to the meaning of life or hourly updates on Angelina Jolie’s weight, the right information in this digital age is...