Victoria Universitynow No. 1 in Australia for employability Employers have ranked graduates of Victoria University (VU) as having the most employable skills in Australia, according to the country’s most comprehensive survey of employer satisfaction released today.In addition to taking out the top gong nationally for Employability Skills at 92.8%, VU impressively ranked second in Australia for Adaptive Skills and Collaborative Skills, and third in Australia for Foundation Skills.Employability Skills include crucial attributes such as:working under pressurebeing flexible in the workplacemeeting deadlinesunderstanding the nature of the businessdemonstrating leadership/management skillstaking responsibility for professional developmentinitiative.The independent Australian Government funded 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey measured 3430 employer views on the attributes of recent graduates to assess the quality of Australia’s higher education sector.Results prove VU graduates are job-readyVictoria University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker, said the remarkable results highlight the impact that VU’s multi-award winning Block Model of teaching and learning combined with VU’s other Australian-first innovations is having on the job-readiness of its graduates.“What makes this result so significant is that it’s the employers themselves who have ranked Victoria University’s graduates as Australia’s most employable,” he said.“In this uncertain and rapidly changing COVID-19 work environment, all kinds of employers are looking for graduates with the skills to hit the ground running and the resilience to deal quickly with change.“It gives us a great sense of pride that employers are seeing the same extraordinary potential and skills that we do in our graduates. But we’re not done yet, VU has much more to offer to make sure our graduates have everything they need to excel in their career,” Professor Shoemaker said.VU’s new way to do uni key to preparing gradsVictoria University has a long history of ensuring graduates, regardless of their personal backgrounds, successfully transition from their studies to the workforce as they embark on building rewarding careers.The University’s revolutionary Block Model has seen student success soar. Under the Block Model, students focus intensively on one subject at a time over a month, rather than trying to balance multiple subjects simultaneously over a semester.Additionally, VU’s award-winning First Year College, combined with its dedication to growing and strengthening industry and community connections, mean that graduates are leaving university with the skills and attitude to face the workforce head-on. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, education, employer satisfaction survey, environment, first year, Government, professional development, Professor, resilience, Skills, university, Victoria, Victoria University, workforce
GOLF BY OLIVIA HILL PGA MEDIA Reigning SP PNG Open champion Daniel Gale returns to the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club in 2019 to defend his title following a breakout year as a rookie professional. Winning his maiden ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia tournament in Papua New Guinea in 2018, the region has been a happy hunting ground for Gale who’s path to last year’s SP PNG Open included Monday qualifying and subsequently winning the 2018 Morobe Open on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series. “It’s really kick-started my career,” said Gale of his SP PNG Open win. “I had no status, no tour card and was relying on Monday qualifying or a walk up start, which I got for this tournament last year. “TO be able to go ahead and win, especially with a bit of expectation on my shoulders after winning the Morobe Open the week before and to do it in the fashion that I did; winning by 9 shots, it was pretty special. “To know that no matter how the rest of the year went, I was playing all of the big events this year was great.” The win has propelled Gale onto the world stage, earning the New South Welshman a two year exemption on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and the 22-year-old has certainly made the most of it. Recording a host of strong results including a ninth place finish at the Australian PGA Championship and a match-play start at the tri-sanctioned ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tournament, Gale has proven himself to be a strong competitor. “This year was my first time playing the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and I’ve watched that event on TV for the last few years thinking it was such a cool tournament,” Gale said. “To actually make the top-24 and be in the match-play, I was just thinking, I’m there. Playing the big events like the Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship and the Victorian Open and playing in the same field as top-50 players in the world, knowing I’m competing with and potentially beating them as well is awesome. “At the Australian PGA Championship I finished tied ninth and beat a strong quality field so definitely winning this (the SP PNG Open) last year really boosted my confidence.” Returning to Royal Port Moresby Golf Club with a year of professional golf under his belt, Gale believes he is a strong chance of defending his title despite the strong field assembled for the tournament. “I definitely think so, there’s no reason that I can’t go back-to-back. It’s a new year,” Gale said. “The golf course will probably be in different condition compared to last year so I’ll have to adapt to that. The way I played the golf course last year, I know how to play it and score well around here so my game plan won’t change much.” With rains falling in Port Moresby ahead of the tournament, Gale is expecting course conditions to differ compared to previous years but still believes it takes smart, strategic play to win. “I’ve seen photos that it has been really wet,” Gale said. “If it’s wet it’ll work in my favour as well because I’m a pretty long hitter. You’ve got to do everything pretty well here but definitely you have to ball strike it pretty solidly around this golf course. “The greens are quite small and sort of a bit of a dome shape so you’ve got to hit your spots, hit your numbers and hit a lot of fairways because if you get in the trees you’re chipping out sideways and most of the time you don’t have a shot.” Receiving a warm welcome back to Papua New Guinea, Gale is happy to be back at one of his favourite events on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia calendar. “When I arrived at the airport yesterday there was a guy with a camera already waiting, that was pretty cool,” Gale laughed. “I’m getting the vibes from last year. Yesterday I went down to the caddy shack to try and find my caddy from last year and they were all saying ‘hey Daniel, welcome back, great to have you back’. “I’ve received a really good welcome back and it’s great to be here. I’ve got good memories and I’m looking to try and emulate those again.”
Embed from Getty Images Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall has joined Derby County on loan for the rest of the season after a proposed move to QPR stalled. Rangers wanted to sign Winnall, 26, on a permanent basis but saw the deal crumble ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline as they were unable to agree a fee. AdChoices广告Winnall joined Wednesday from Barnsley a year ago. He scored their goal in QPR’s recent 1-1 draw at Hillsborough. See also:QPR midfielder Comley loaned to ColchesterGlovers boss confirms interest in QPR’s GossQPR keeper Ingram completes Northampton loan moveQPR line up pre-deadline signing of Blackpool wingerQPR fail in attempt to land Sheffield Wednesday strikerQPR confirm pre-deadline signing of Osayi-Samuel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Fellow quarterback Dak Prescott echoed Jones’ praise, saying he respects Luck “so much” and admires his decision to go with his gut in deciding to prioritize his health.”I mean, hell of a player. Hell of a player and hell of a guy the little bit I know of him,” Prescott said. “Being able to talk to him a little bit before a game and share little things. Respect him so so much on the field, off the field. It’s his decision. Everyone’s entitled to that. I don’t think it’s fair for any of us to make any opinions on what he has going on.”Just know he was one of my favorite players to watch around the league and learn little things from, so I hate to see a great player like that leave the game, but like I said, don’t know the details, don’t want to speak on that. I’m not entitled to an opinion on that.” Cowboys cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Byron Jones also took to Twitter to show their support for Luck after he was booed Saturday following the Colts’ preseason loss to the Bears.Fans… we are human. I know you love your teams, but try to understand someone’s story. I feel bad for Andrew Luck who’s done more than any of us can imagine to get healthy, getting booed at his home crowd 😠— Chido (@ChidobeAwuzie) August 25, 2019This is truly disgusting https://t.co/y1FRFAnwLU— Byron Jones (@Byron31Jump) August 25, 2019Meanwhile, Colts owner Jim Irsay left the door open for Luck’s return.”It’s possible, but no one knows and he would be the first to say it. Only time will tell,” Irsay said. Andrew Luck retires: ‘Injuries have taken my joy of the NFL away’ Colts owner Jim Irsay on possibility of Andrew Luck returning from retirement: ‘I don’t rule it out’ “I hope he becomes President of the United States,” Jones said, via USA Today. “To play football and everything that’s involved in playing this game, you’ve got to have your mind and heart not only committed to completely buying into, completely doing it, but you’ve got to almost be over-committed to doing it because you get so many no’s. You get so many no’s. Everybody does that plays this game. No’s are everywhere.”So to step back away from this thing, I honor him. I think a lot of his family, I think a lot of his father, I think a lot of what he’s brought to football and wish him nothing but the very best.” Related News Andrew Luck retires: Colts quarterback’s NFL career in numbers Andrew Luck stunned the NFL world when he announced his retirement at age 29 on Saturday.As the news broke, well wishes poured in from around the league, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took things to another level as he outlined the former Colts quarterback’s bright future.