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We look with much anticipation to the stories of innovation that will be inspired within the creative spaces of the Enterprise Centre across the STEAMED agenda – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurialism and Design.

This facility is a focused hub for innovative, entrepreneurial projects.

‘We want to think outside the square for this important learning space,’ said Gary O’Brien, Deputy Principal. ‘Innovation, vision, and creativity have informed the environment for the Enterprise Centre and we are excited at the potential for outcomes that exceed our dreams. Indeed, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough”. We want to be afraid, very afraid! ‘With much attention being given to the STEM agenda, CHAC is determined to engage in a STEAM agenda (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) ensuring that the Arts remain a critical component of an holistic education that treats as equally important the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, aesthetic and spiritual development of our students. Leonardo da Vinci must have enjoyed the ultimate holistic education for he was a musician and writer, engineer and mathematician, painter and sculptor, geologist and botanist, a cartographer and even an anatomist.’

In the October 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review, Jeffrey Joerres, in conversation with the Editor Amy Bernstein, said, ‘But [companies] also have to be ready to compete in a fast-changing environment, one that’s really hard to predict. We know that the skills needed in the future will be durable and broad—like problem solving and the ability to work on fluid teams—but they’re hard to put your finger on.’

‘While we can’t necessarily define the changes that are forecast,’ said Gary, ’we can equip our students to deal physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally with the challenges of a fluid environment.'

Matthew Connolly, College Captain 2012, noted, ‘The Enterprise Centre must happen. There are too many new forces in education and careers in the 21st century for students not to be exposed to entrepreneurship, design
thinking, lean/agile methodologies, commercialisation etc.’.