Liv Pennie, Co Founder & CEO, BEcoME Education
Rather than join the quest to predict the future, Liv Pennie’s postgraduate research led her to a robust evidence base in the fields of vocational and educational psychology. Evidence shows that students who have an idea for their future that excites them and confidence that they’ll be able to navigate towards it demonstrate short- and long-term benefits such as increased academic and community engagement, decreased anti-social behaviours such as delinquency and truancy, and better academic and vocational outcomes. Pennie and the team at Become Education have used this research to transform careers education, teaching young people to explore, design and navigate their future instead of focusing on a one-off decision late in high school. They have created a program, underpinned by a digital tool that enables all schools to deliver best practice careers education from primary school onwards.