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Are country kids being left behind? image

The Age 11 June 2019: 'We're in a bubble': Country kids left behind as education gap widens This article published in The Age, articulates exactly what ACRE is about - in an age where quality education should be so accessible rural kids are not getting the same opportunities as their city peers. ACRE exists to build a thriving rural Australia through igniting entrepreneurship in young people and their communities and we are always looking for collaborators that care about the education of country ...

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Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray standard

ACRE was one of eight case studies showcased by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership this week. The partnership, keen to showcase some of these national and international digital success stories was a way to inspire others in, and to our region including ACRE's project with the Towong Shire. All of the case studies highlight how people in Ovens Murray are using technology to facilitate community connections, enable work-life balance and provide economic and social benefit through jobs, training and improved services. Take a few moments to hear about all the case studies and learn more about ACRE's project in the Towong Shire. https://youtu.be/JcLwTKo7lAM Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray https://youtu.be/Gu8FDBQuvZc ACRE Program Manager, Peter Sacco talking about how tech reality offers start-up ...

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Taking a Whole of Community Approach standard

ACRE with Rural Councils Victoria is developing an entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem across the 38 Rural Council Victoria member councils. It is through this project that Rural Councils Victoria has made a generational investment and is supporting a whole of community approach to transforming the mindset of young people and community leaders alike. A whole of community approach will be developed by building an enabling environment for entrepreneurship  via the delivery of Understanding Social Enterprise workshops, designed and delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy Australia. The Understanding Social Enterprise learning program is a practical 2 day experience that introduces learners to the objectives, values, purpose and practice of social enterprise. This facilitator led experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn about ...

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Rural Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities video

Its not often you come across someone that speaks the same language and shares the same passion but Professor Donald MacLean has done an amazing job in this video by comparing the grey squirrel with the red squirrel. Through this clever and engaging video he has demonstrated that there is more than a 'one size fits all' approach to business strategy and that for rural businesses there are distinct benefits to a rural approach to business development and growth. The ACRE founders and leaders are experienced entrepreneurs who understand thee many challenges and opportunities facing rural Australia and see the potential entrepreneurial activity and social enterprise present for improving rural prosperity. This excellent video helps tell the story and demonstrates the ...

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