Simply getting into university is no longer a guarantee of success for students. An undergraduate degree no longer guarantees good employment. As CSIRO analysis identifies, "The question is not whether jobs will change, but how they transition smoothly to new (and better) jobs."
Shifts in the global market will impact students of today. Over two thirds of young people in Australia have completed an undergraduate degree, compared to just a quarter in 2003. However, despite this higher attainment, 35 percent of graduates are not in full-time work four months after graduating. Overall, 30 percent of young people aged 15-24 are under-employed. This data suggests that education is not providing the skills our young people really need.
Deep knowledge and wisdom, not just surface knowledge, combined with explicitly taught and practiced skills, will enable young people to thrive in the future. At Trinity, our curriculum is tailored to give boys the tools needed to develop a range of valuable skills including:
- critical thinking
- effective communication
- ability to work collaboratively
- problem solving skills.
We aim to be a place that truly develops boys’ passions and ideas, and importantly, the persistence and management skills to see these ideas through.
The global market is constantly changing, as is the way we receive and communicate information. This ultimately changes the operations of workplaces across various industries. Of course employers appreciate degrees and many occupations require them, but market leaders are now looking for more from their potential employees. The skills listed above, equip boys with the qualities attributed to leaders, to individuals who can work effectively within a team, and to those who are able to embrace challenges with ease.
At Trinity, we aim to harness innovators and leaders for the future, helping boys to realise their potential, passions and purpose in life.
To learn more about the Trinity difference and how we provide what boys need to flourish, download our prospectus.