I-Manifest is a learning continuum, transforming the journey to the new world of work. We fuse the current segmentation between school, tertiary, and graduate education, and work; we break down the generational boundaries that exist in learning; we smash old world barriers between cultures and socio-economic status. Ultimately, and fundamentally, at the heart of everything we do is the fostering of creativity, design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation. The nexus of I-Manifest is within the workplace itself, where our programs are co-created with each industry to ensure we are closing legitimate skills gaps.
The ever increasing need for STEM skills is given so much focus in conversations pertaining to education, particularly in Australia. We at I-Manifest believe in the urgent need to refocus on the necessity of education that also encompasses humanity and creativity. It is our position that STEM alone is not enough to ensure our competitive advantage as a nation. We believe a prosperous world will be the natural result of every individual having the opportunity of aligning their passion with living their purpose, and thus experiencing true fulfillment. At I-Manifest, we have built an education model that enables this.
Our vision is to continue to develop our suite of authentic, project-based learning programs to create aligned, resilient and adaptable young people who are not only armed with technical skills, but are also in possession of the inner tools they need to find their own unprecedented ways forward, such as courage, spirit and tenacity so, no matter how their journeys unfold, they are able to adapt, innovate, relate, stay connected and ensure a robust, equitable and economically prosperous world for all.
I-Manifest was founded just over three years ago, and began with the development of further education and career pathways for marginalised youth with ambitions of working in the creative industries. Always, though, there was a much larger vision for education reform. After the initial success of our programs featuring for three years as part of Vivid Ideas, Vivid Lights, TED X, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, as well as being recognised as a best practice education model by the AITSL Learning Frontiers initiative, this vision has rapidly transpired as reality over recent months. Our programs are immediately applicable in any country across the globe; not only are we embarking on national expansion, we will also celebrate the launch of I-Manifest Spain in 2016.