Director at InTech Institute of Technology
Robin Jaggessar likes to think of himself as a change manager – who has changed the lives of thousands of young people through the medium of education.
Robin exhibits the qualities of a visionary, go getter, and carer. Having started his first college in South Africa in 1987 and then in 1999 opening InTech Institute of Technology in Queensland – Robin has had the experience of a multicultural landscape. Having lived and work in Africa then porting those skills into Australia and now exporting those skills to India and Korea and the Middle East.
As a change facilitator Robin has worked with a number of Aboriginal learners, some of them now have become Mayors and councillors of their communities. He has touched the lives of thousands of students who now work in many countries around the world.
Robin grew up in apartheid South Africa and had to endure the limited resources available to people of colour in that country. This experience allows him to mould services and experiences for his learners to get the best from them. He has the knowledge to bring learning to suit the learner groups. The key focus is to enable students to aim beyond what they initially envisaged of themselves.
Robin is working on projects in skills development in India – skilling youth in vocational skills for local jobs in India as well as training and exporting highly trained students to other countries.
Robin is an active member of a number of community based organisations – assisting in areas of Prevention of Youth Suicide, Domestic Violence, Integrating different cultures into mainstream Australian Society, establishing the first War Memorial for Indians who assisted allied forces in World War 1.
When not working his 14 hour day Robin is an avid gardener and Bonsai grower.