Skilling up for the modern age

Nate Sturcke, is the Founder and Managing Director of Skills of the Modern Age (SOMA), a future skills academy based here in Perth. Nate is also the Director of Founder Institute Perth, a Silicon Valley based accelerator program for entrepreneurs, as well as the Lead Organiser of Startup Weekend Perth (backed by Google).

Nate shared his insights into what skill sets we should be thinking about as potential employees and employers, why innovation is such a dirty word and how someone should go about getting their idea off the ground.

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Looking to up your skills?

Are you bored with your job? Are you bored with your study? Have you always wanted to learn to draw, to write, to paint, to build things? Or are you just looking for an avenue to release your creative flair? Here is a list of classes and workshops around Perth that might just inspire you into action.

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10 Smart Moves You Should Be Making

Here we go, another list of things you probably won't get done... before you start skimming the below and then jumping straight back onto whatever Instagram profile you were stalking, let us say this, even if you implement just one thing, your future self with thank you for it. If you don't care about your future self, well you're in the wrong place.

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All the Ways Social Media is Affecting Your Mental Health

For all the praise we give social media, there’s more to it than meets the eye and not all of it is good. When was the last time you had lunch with a friend without one of you checking your email or your Instagram feed? When you’re wondering what your friends back home are up to, do you pick up the phone and call, or do you simply check their snap stories?

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