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About illuminate Education

We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of confident, creative and capable young people – and to find out more about illuminate Education, you can see what drives us, who is on the team and what we are doing.

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Core Passions

We’re driven in helping students across Australia Believe In Tomorrow Today, and deliver this in accordance with our core passions outlined below. This is how we deliver what we do and we will never compromise on these values as this is what makes us tick, and what makes illuminate Education unique.

We passionately believe in the power of education to empower individuals and provide the spark for a brighter future. We are doing more than educating the group of students, but giving them permission to take on the world and through that giving them the skills to do so.

Our focus is to promote a culture of entrepreneurship across every community we impact, with a focus on youth first. Through educating and empowering the youth, they will share the experiences with their family who also take part of the program, who in then influence the community for the better.

While we teach students to be the entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future, we recognise these skills have a wider impact. We focus on knowledge construction, collaboration, reflection, creativity, problem solving, digital literacy, financial literacy, communication and presentation skills. These skills are not knowledge skills, but practical skills that students can implement every single day to thrive in the modern world.

Our focus is to support regional and remote communities who cannot normally experience programs like ours, travelling into their communities to deliver an authentic learning experience. We will push to have a majority of our programs outside of capital cities, working with our partners to focus their support into the communities that can benefit most.

We are unashamedly focused on delivering results for all involved. We closely track all data from student evaluations to ensure that our programs are making an impact in the time we have with the students, and follow up after the program to ensure the impact is long lasting. We also focus on ensuring outcomes for our partners, leveraging their investment further than achieving their outcomes to creating an impact that goes beyond what they could have achieved without the partnership with illuminate Education.

Although we are focused on delivering and supporting student growth in real world skills and experiences, we ensure that everything is educationally relevant. This includes having staff attend regular professional development sessions with teachers, a preference for staff who are qualified teachers across all programs and aligning all programs with the Australia Curriculum, Australian Blueprint for Career Development and state-based work-skills curriculums where relevant

Who We Are

We’ve got an incredible team who deliver our programs across the country who are all passionate about supporting and inspiring Australia’s next generation.

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ADAM MOSTOGL
Founder of illuminate Education

2017 Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs // 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year

In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future.

Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across a wide variety of industry areas. Since 2010, over 8500 young Australians have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs lead by Adam as the Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education, which focuses on inspiring students to be the confident, creative and capable people they have the potential to be. Adam has also been selected to participate in international study tours of entrepreneurial ecosystems and global innovation processes around the Sustainable Development Goals to share his passion and insights with the rest of the world. And while he is often very busy with these commitments – along with being involved in educational change organisations, business advisory services, innovative hubs and his young family – you will often see him delivering programs across Australia because of his passion and drive to see more young people believe in tomorrow today.

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SUSAN MCCOWAN
Program Facilitator & Manager

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JESSI MOSTOGL
Program Manager

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JESS BARTOLOTTA
Program Facilitator

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GABRIELLE B. DE NIVERVILLE
Program Facilitator

TARA DAVIDSON
Program Facilitator

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MARCUS BENDALL
Program Facilitator

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JED SAVILLE
Program Facilitator

Updates from illuminate Education

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UNLEASH Lab 2018

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Contact illuminate

We’re always eager to hear from people who are interested in what we do – whether you are a school, a potential partner or someone who just wants to get on board with what we do. You can either get in touch with us directly below, or else use the form on this page and we’ll respond to you shortly;

Partners & Supporters

We’ve worked with some great organisations over the years inspiring students across Australia, and you can join them!