The future of design is here now

The Gordon’s new Design Centre of Excellence will develop initiatives in collaboration with industry that enhance skills in multi-disciplinary learning and applied design thinking aimed at solving contemporary design problems, which in turn, support the jobs of the future.

The Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, who announced the project, said, “The Design Centre of Excellence project is another great example of the work we’re doing to develop cutting-edge training solutions to meet the needs of students and industry as they adapt in a changing economy.”

The Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney makes the announcement to a full house in The Gordon Gallery (Copyright The Gordon 2018)

Housed in the Geelong City Campus, the Centre will bring disciplines together to form new dynamics, collaborative pods, and industry-based design challenges, from disciplines as diverse as advanced building and design, graphic design, engineering, fashion design, and information and communication technology.

The project will provide opportunities for applied research and industry mentoring, new curriculum and training resources, including four new accredited units of competency. The Centre’s founding industry project partners include, 3iD Architecture, Austeng Engineering, Cotton On Group & Goop Digital.

Lisa Line, our Gordon CEO, said, “This project aims to connect design-focused programs across the Institute, enhance design student collaboration, develop new courses, and, through applied research, strengthen partnerships with industry to lead in the development of the skills required for Geelong to thrive as the first City of Design.”



Posted: 31/08/2018 7:07:00 AM



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