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"What are the conditions of enabling of healthy, resilient, sustainable human communities?"
20 Jan 2017 7:22 PM

This was the question co-founder of social enterprise Pollinators, Andrew Outhwaite asked himself before embarking on a 10 year commitment to worki...

New mobile phone towers a big win for the Mid West
2 Dec 2016 6:50 PM

Yesterday’s announcement by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman for 78 new mobile phone towers throughout WA was perfect timing for the M...

Mid West to be showcased to investors
12 Nov 2016 9:43 PM

Innovators and enterprises in the Mid West could be given the support they need to reach their full potential with the Greater Geraldton Investor S...

Bridge brings greater access over Murchison
13 Sep 2016 11:56 AM

Greater inland access over the Murchison River during periods of heavy rainfall and rising river levels has been assured thanks to a Liberal Nation...

Opening of Abraham Street bridge marks end of Karloo Wandina Project
8 Sep 2016 3:01 PM

The official opening of the Abraham Street bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Abraham Street and Utakarra Road marks the completion of ...

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Knowledge and Learning

A well-educated, trained and skilled Mid West population is fundamental to its social and economic development.  Quality education and training are key drivers of economic growth, a higher standard of living and a socially cohesive community. 

The region has a range of quality education, training and tertiary institutions that offer diverse secondary and post high schooling options. Nevertheless, the Mid West faces a number of education and training challenges and further investment is critical for regional growth and development. 

Low education outcomes impact on the future life options of the region’s young people and correlates with poor childhood development and health and wellbeing outcomes generally. They are also unlikely to result in a highly skilled workforce of the future.

A growing body of work confirms the importance of pre-compulsory learning and early education, which is acknowledged in the Blueprint.

This chapter identifies the Blueprint's key Knowledge and Learning focus and priorities.