EDTRIN Group Ltd has announced an agreement with Bounce Consulting which will see Bounce offering initial and ongoing student engagement expertise in relation to disengaged and disadvantaged young people.


EDTRIN and Bounce will collaborate and develop EDTRIN processes that effectively utilise Bounce’s training and consulting experience in this youth market segment.


Bounce will provide the initial identification of a young disadvantaged person’s training and learning needs and aspirations, while EDTRIN, working with its partner Registered Training Organisations, (RTO’s) in Australia, will help identify funded training and skills development opportunities to offer the most appropriate education to individuals in this market.


Bounce will also begin to train EDTRIN personnel to skilfully work with the youth market and provide effective student engagement and relationship management strategies. This aspect of the agreement will help scale the model while representing a key component of EDTRIN’s vision to manage the ongoing learning needs of any person for life.


Maria Smith, Founder and CEO of Bounce stated, “We’re impressed with EDTRIN’s focus on young and disadvantaged people and their fantastic, highly innovative ideas in the youth space. In our experience, many of our candidates are often highly capable, but lack belief, encouragement and appropriate resources that if provided, can help them unlock their own great potential and then thrive.


“Working in lock step with EDTRIN we hope to provide new pathways and brighter futures to many who’ve never had that chance before.”


Chief Education Officer of EDTRIN Global, Damian O’Sullivan, said: “Bounce and EDTRIN immediately connected. We saw a great partner to assist us in the expression of our aspirations to democratise education and give access to genuinely valuable training and knowledge to all sectors of society, not just those lucky enough to have immediate resources and support.”


The agreement between EDTRIN and Bounce also outlines an intent by both parties to grow alliances in the disadvantaged youth demographic and to leverage any appropriate additional opportunities as they arise.


The EDTRIN agreement with Bounce also follows the acquisition of innovative Victorian Communications Technology companies, ProjectProject Pty Ltd, and learning management software developer, Finpa Australia Pty Ltd, as part of a strategy to develop Intellectual Property educational technology, educational and training content, communications and marketing strategies in house. The company’s establishment of operational headquarters in Melbourne places EDTRIN in the educational epicentre of the region, giving it premium entry to target markets in New Zealand and Asia including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.


Brian Styles, CEO of EDTRIN Australia.