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Council is supporting the creation of a network of local schools and education providers

A special “brains trust” is helping to establish Redlands Coast as an education centre of excellence.

Supported by Redland City Council’s Community and Economic Development officers, the local educators have been collaborating to foster innovation and promote the quality of local schools and learning institutions.

Capalaba State College principal Bronwyn Johnstone said the Brains Trust Group aimed to “showcase the world’s best education” that was on offer in Redlands Coast.

“Educators from across the city are connecting to innovate, collaborate and create lifelong learning and economic opportunities for all learners,” she said.

Backed by Council, the group has held regular brainstorming and Education Round Table sessions since the first get-together last September, with others in the pipeline, including innovation workshops.

Among them will be the Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES) which is being supported by Council at Redland Performing Arts Centre on Friday, 13 September. The summit is billed as the Asia Pacific’s largest youth entrepreneurship gathering which will “involve the most influential minds to talk about the future of technology, innovation, creativity, business and education”.

Council’s work with Redlands Coast school principals and other education stakeholders is part of its Education and Training Industry Sector Plan.

“We are supporting the creation of a network of local schools and other education providers to enhance information sharing and engagement opportunities, as well as identify priorities that will strengthen the local education sector,” a Council Community and Economic Development spokesperson said.