Brain training plan for laziest learners
technical race, a 200m sprint and a gruelling 20km marathon.
Surfing Queensland communications manager John Andrews said the organisation had seen an increase in the number of people taking up the sport in recent years.
“I think what’s so attractive about stand-up STUDENTS’ brains will be “rewired” under a Federal Government crackdown on lazy learners and those unable to find work.
The $1.8 million plan to help Brisbane and Sydney students comes as a two-year blowtorch on professional students and useless courses has reduced drop-outs and graduates who end up on the dole for years.
The “Rewire the Brain” initiative is an Australian first and is “based on the relatively new understanding that, like a muscle, the brain can be trained and improved”.
About 240 TAFE students will undergo face-to-face and computer training to improve their cognitive functioning and social and emotional skills.
It will include trying to improve memory, the processing speed of students’ brains, and building on resilience and social interaction, which are qualities desired by employers.
The latest program under the Try, Test and Learn policy paddle boarding is that anyone can kind of have a go and get up on their feet the first time,” Mr Andrews said. “I guess five or 10 years ago, people didn’t really know it existed, and now if you go down to any waterway in southeast Queensland on the weekend, you’ll see hundreds of people getting around on SUPs.” will be one of seven initiatives announced today by Social Services Minister Christian Porter.
Mr Porter will also reveal measures introduced by the Coalition had decreased the number of students destined for welfare.
It includes removing taxpayer-funded courses that do not lead to jobs, stricter requirements to find a job and more help to find employment.
“Between 2015 and 2016 there were 4860 people more likely to be in self-fulfilling, long-term employment rather than falling into the welfare trap after finishing study,” Mr Porter told The Courier-Mail yesterday.
“Significantly, it is estimated that this reduction may save the taxpayer $410 million in future lifetime costs.”
The national decrease is 10.5 per cent, but in Queensland it is higher at 11.5 per cent.
Mr Porter said the seven initiatives would cost almost $13 million, but would be cheaper than having students on the dole for years.