A leading manufacturer of quality motor vehicles, Honda Australia has announced an exciting industry and educational engagement with the University of Technology Sydney's Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.
As an industry partner to the award-winning Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII), Honda Australia will join with UTS students and BCII staff to workshop and solve complex scenarios with the potential for the winning idea to be brought to life.
This is one of the many hands-on, industry co-created components of the BCII course which offers students real-world experiences as part of the curriculum.
The partnership offers students an opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals from the motoring giant, workshop possible solutions to a brief as well as enjoy access to guidance on a career in innovation.
Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins said, "We are thrilled to have this opportunity to support the next generation of bright and talented minds.
"While a collaboration with UTS BCII students fuels creative thinking and problem solving, it also opens the doors to networking and potentially career opportunities in the automotive industry. It's a positive outcome for both students and the Honda Australia business.
"While Australia no longer manufactures vehicles, there is still enormous opportunity for graduates considering a move to the automotive sector – from product planning, right through to engineering and customer-facing roles at a grassroots dealership level."
Dean of the UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation Professor Louise McWhinnie said, "We are very excited to welcome Honda Australia to our group of industry faculty collaborators.
"The transdisciplinarity, entrepreneurial and future focus of the BCII provides industry with unique insight into our future graduates, and they in turn gain immense insight from collaborating with such rich industry knowledge.
"Honda Australia has a heritage that has been resonating with Australians for generations and we welcome the opportunity to apply innovation to real-world issues facing the automobile industry.
"The students are equally thrilled and we look forward to seeing the ideas produced through these unique workshops."
The collaborative workshops will take place in the BCII module Past, Present and Future of Innovation from 10 to 14 July.