Thought Leadership lecture: Education providers must speed up or miss out

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The speed at which technological advancements emerge are being felt across all industries. Google Australia’s boss says Australia needs to “speed up on AI or miss out on a $2.2 trillion boom.” The education sector is not immune; we are at risk of missing out on fast-growing future opportunities unless our training is leading, not lagging. Education and training is the essential conduit between technological evolution and human enterprise.

Gail Bray will present the work that Victoria University Polytechnic is spear-heading, in partnership with industry, to take on these technological challenges. 

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Gail Bray will be speaking as part of Victoria University’s Thought Leadership Series.

Thought Leadership Series

The Thought Leadership Series is bringing leading international and national experts to VU to explore the future of work and study.

The Series aims to inspire thinking and stimulate discussion on VU’s Academic Program of the Future, as we consider:

  • How we ensure that VU’s future academic program prepares our students to navigate the increasingly complex world of work.
  • What qualifications, programs, units and other forms of offerings we will pursue for the future.
  • The best way to actively advance the unique opportunities and advantages afforded to us as a proudly dual-sector, multi-campus, international institution.

The series will be hosted by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Vocational Education & Pathways).

Speaker bio

Gail Bray is the General Manager, Learning, Innovation and Technology at Victoria University Polytechnic. Gail’s career began in the corporate training sector, working in energy, telecommunications and manufacturing before transitioning to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the early 2000s. Gail is passionate about VET and describes herself as an internal entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience leading multi-million-dollar start-up projects that challenge the status-quo. Gail is currently leading a variety of strategic projects that will deliver dynamic industry-driven training in emerging technologies. Her work and that of the team she leads in Learning and Development within our own VU Polytechnic, received recognition for its innovation in 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning multiple awards.

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