MYOB makes moves in education space

Accounting software giant MYOB has today announced a new partnership aimed at encouraging further education and entrepreneurship.

MYOB has partnered with the Wade Institute and I-Manifest to offer an annual scholarship for the master of entrepreneurship at the Wade Institute, to support learning in entrepreneurship and technology. 

Research from the Foundation for Young Australians indicates that over 50 per cent of jobs in the next 10 to 15 years will require significant digital skills, and many of these skills are not currently being taught in schools.

MYOB said it is collaborating with the Wade Institute, I-Manifest, the University of Melbourne and Ormond College to help “create and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs”.

The software company said it has committed to an annual scholarship with a three-year commitment from 2017 to 2019, and a subscription to MYOB Essentials for current students and graduate entrepreneurs to use within their first year of business.

MYOB general manager of marketing Natalie Feehan said the Wade Institute and I-Manifest are two “fantastic organisations that support and future-proof the next generation of thinkers”.

“Whether these students ultimately become business owners or not, they still need critical enterprise skills to ensure they are prepared for the economy of the future,” said Ms Feehan.

“As a technology leader, we really want to invest in these young people and enable them to be digitally literate, progressive and agile. This way, they will have the confidence and skills to navigate complex careers of the future, many of which don’t exist yet.”

 

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