Why get involved?
Did you know around 1 in 3 young Australians are unemployed or underemployed – a 40-year high?
The world is changing fast! The employment landscape is in flux. Yesterday’s skills and traditional education systems won’t cut it for tomorrow.
More than ever we need young people with skills in problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, working in teams and advanced communications to be adaptive and successful for the changing jobs of today and tomorrow. At Upstart, we call these entrepreneurial thinking skills.
The Upstart Challenge provides a fun, hands-on learning entrepreneurial experience. Working with industry mentors and like-minded professionals, students develop vital real-world experience as they start to discover how to bring their ideas to life and develop customer focussed solutions.