Re-Imagining Workforce Development in the Outdoor Industry for a Sustainable Future – The research perspective.
3:45 – 4:35 pm
13th of July
Room: Alpine Ash
Victoria University (VU) is undertaking the research and evaluation component of the Victorian Government-funded Outdoor Education Innovation Hub (OEIH) project and associated course delivery. The purpose of the research is to address skills shortages and determine the needs, preferences, and priorities of employers, current and potential employees, and volunteers. In this session, VU will share the research and evaluation methodology and some insights and preliminary data.
About the Presenters
Becky is a Research Fellow at Victoria University. She has a Masters in Business and an undergraduate degree in Nature Tourism. She has a strong background in marketing and outdoor tourism and has held several research-focused roles at VU. Victoria University embraces research which is strongly aligned to industry and society. Collaboration, including ongoing relationship building, mutual learning and interaction, inclusivity, and responsiveness, are keys to success.
Alex is a Research Fellow at the School for the Visitor Economy and the Institute of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) at Victoria University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on what service industries and destinations can do to become more sustainable and adapt to a rapidly changing world. Her previous work has included government-funded projects for island destinations and nature-based tourism industries across Australia, Indonesia and the South Pacific.