Communities Working Together: How Country and Regional University Centres are Changing Employability in Regional & Rural Australia

Archer, Ben (2023) Communities Working Together: How Country and Regional University Centres are Changing Employability in Regional & Rural Australia. In: [Presented at the 15th International Social Innovation Research Conference].. From: ISIRC 2023: 15th International Social Innovation Research Conference, 6-8 September 2023, Guimaraes, Portugal.

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Country and Regional University Centres are community-embedded organisations that support students from regional, remote, and rural communities to access a university education in Australia. Each centre is a product of its home community, with local people employed to coordinate the operations of each centre, and supported financially by a combination of government grants, corporate sponsorships, and fee-for-service arrangements. Students accessing higher education through university centres in regional Australia report higher completion rates compared to students who access institutions independently (Stone et al., 2022). However little is known about the link between the university centres and employability. While there is a recognition that such socially innovative practices can be a driver of social change (McKelvey & Zaring, 2018), this has not been demonstrated in relation to the Australian university centre experience.

Item ID: 80233
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: regional education, career development, employability, social enterprise
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Copyright Information: CC BY-NC-ND
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 23:33
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350708 Not-for-profit business and management @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390115 Work integrated learning (incl. internships) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160206 Workforce transition and employment @ 50%
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