Steve Harrison is a passionate educator with expertise in changing school culture in a senior secondary and vocational learning context. Steve has a Bachelor of Arts (History from the University of Tasmania. Steve is currentlythe Training and Development Manager with Tassal Group Ltd in the prawn aquaculture division based in Proserpine Qld. He was previously a Project and Policy Officer with VET & Senior Secondary at the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Education Union. He is an Australian Teaching Fellow and Hardie Fellow. Findings from Steve’s 2015 Churchill Fellowship enabled him to develop long-term mutually sustainable partnerships with major businesses in the Tasmanian salmon aquaculture industry. Over 60 students from the Huon Valley, a region of low socio-economic status, have gained full-time employment in the salmon industry as businesses work proactively to develop their future workforce. Steve has also worked to bring about cultural change in the wider senior secondary school environment which has seen Year 12 attainment rates soar above state averages and put students from families who had never progressed past Year 10 onto pathways to university, employment and further training. In 2018 Steve’s achievements were recognised by him being awarded an Australian Teaching Fellowship. Steve is also a sporting team manager with experience in attracting sponsorship, maintaining positive relationships with corporate supporters, logistical facilitation and competition on the national sailing circuit. He is an experienced project and event manager in both the public and community sectors and a highly experienced educator with a reputation for establishing engaging authentic learning environments across a range of curriculum areas with particular reference to vocational education in the aquaculture industry. Steve’s specialities include Sporting team management; event management; aquaculture education; facilitating authentic learning environments; project management; educational administration; delivery of vocational and workplace learning; curriculum design public speaking; community action.


The Park Family Churchill Fellowship to investigate school to work apprenticeship pathways in the European salmon aquaculture industry

The Park Family Churchill Fellowship to investigate school to work apprenticeship pathways in the European salmon aquaculture industry

United Kingdom
Land, Commerce and Logistics
Steven Harrison

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