Future Jobs understood and 21st Century Capabilities developed by high school students

On Friday 16 November 2018 over 100 year 10 students from the Australian Science and Maths School headed to Adelaide for a Real Day Out.

Students and teachers saw inside a variety of workplaces where there is significant opportunities for jobs growth.  This included SAHMRI, ThincLab at The University of Adelaide, Adelaide’s Smart City Studio, AIE and MOD.

Adelaide is known as the City of Entrepreneurs, a social capital leader, with a goal of becoming a zero carbon city as well as zero homelessness.  This is connected to Adelaide’s plan is to become one of the world’s smartest cities,

We are embedding 21st century digital technology into our City’s functions, services and infrastructure to improve the functionality and integration of the entire City and economy. A network of sensors is being installed around the CBD to support Smart City Projects. Technology like this will help us better manage things like energy consumption, carbon emissions and the movement of people – enabling us to create welcoming and informative city experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Working in groups students navigated their way across the city, hearing about current and future job opportunities, projects and initiatives including an intro to the startup scene.  Whether you are interested in being an employee, entrepreneur, intrapreneur or social innovator, the Real Day Out shows students what 21st Century Capabilities they need and how to gain entry into industry sectors and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.