The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Automation, globalisation and more flexible work arrangements are rapidly reshaping our economy. By 2030, every single job is going to look different. In this future, our young people are predicted to have an average of 17 different jobs over 5 careers in their lifetime.
FYA’s New Work Order research identified the transferable skills that employers seek most. We call these transferable skills “enterprise skills” (see table below). The $20 Boss program provides meaningful context for students to develop and use these skills.
The toolkit includes a learner journey that is organised into phases designed to promote critical and creative thinking. In the ‘Problem Space’, learners identify the problem they’re aiming to address through their social enterprises and the positive impact they’re seeking to have in their local communities. The ‘Solution Space’ is where learners design, prototype and test their innovative product or service ideas, and get prepared for business trading.
Focus on enterprise skills
Enterprise skills are addressed explicitly throughout the program. Enterprise skills are:
Focus on financial capability
Financial capability learning is embedded across different phases of the program. Lesson design addresses the social and emotional aspects of financial decision-making in conjunction with knowledge and understanding of financial concepts.
Learning through experience
The program launches with experiential learning. In the Immersion phase, learners:
Mapped to the curriculum
The updated $20 Boss program content is mapped to Australian Curriculum at a lesson-by-lesson level for years 5-10 and VCAL. Mapped areas of the curriculum include:
Schools that have registered will be eligible to receive $20 of startup capital per registered student from FYA. We have limited funds so this is on a first-in-best-dressed basis.
Real money makes the program experience more immersive – and students love it! To support the ongoing growth of the program, the expectation is that students pay back their $20 plus a $1 ‘legacy donation’ at the completion of the program. (Find out more about start-up capital funding in our Program Terms and Conditions)
Schools also have the option to self-fund the program internally, we will provide you with resources to support you to do this.
Want to see more before you register? Download the full learner overview.