Ormiston College and Australian Industry Trade College get innovation gong

ORMISTON College and Australian Industry Trade College have been recognised as among the top 40 innovative schools in the country.

TOP 40: Students outside the Redlands campus of Australian Industry Trade College.

TOP 40: Students outside the Redlands campus of Australian Industry Trade College.

The two institutions were cited in The Educator business magazine’s fourth annual Innovative Schools report.

The Educator editor Brett Henebery said the volume and quantity of entries received had made selecting 40 schools an arduous task.

“After a difficult assessment, The Educator has narrowed down the field to 40 schools that are worthy of special recognition,” Mr Henebery said.

“It must be emphasised however that the outstanding work detailed on the following list is only a snapshot of the pioneering efforts being made in schools across the country.”

Australian Industry Trade College chief executive Mark Hands said the college was thrilled to be nominated.

“The College program re-imagines the protocols of conventional schooling to suit the needs of technically intelligent young people in preparing them for the real world of work,” Mr Hands said.

“It really is a different experience for the young people who join us.

“One of the college’s values is entrepreneurial innovation which implies that creativity should result in a measurable and productive outcomes for both the young person and their community.”

All 40 schools are listed here