History – Where we started
For the past 16 years John Hutchison & Deanne Kennedy of Jaydee Events have worked within primary and secondary schools developing and delivering dairy industry programs.
Commencing in 2004, John and Deanne decided to combine their extensive knowledge about agriculture and work within the education sector. Since then, they have worked in over 3,000 primary and secondary schools (both urban and rural) across Australia. During this time, John and Deanne have established strong networks and friendships with farmers, teachers and industry personnel.
John brings to the company 36 years of both practical and industry-based knowledge and experience whilst Deanne comes from a strong project management financial background, and has worked within the agricultural sector for 21 years.
Their business is based on the fact that knowledge about the agricultural industry amongst teachers, students and the community, even in rural areas, is extremely low. Their successful work has been about rectifying this lack of knowledge in schools and with parents and thereby the broader community. These early learnings and understandings continue to drive both John and Deanne’s passion for agriculture and education today.
Jaydee have a proven ability to take an industry need, through a concept into delivery of industry programs in schools. They have assembled a large team of capable and committed people across Australia.
Passion, enthusiasm, motivation and great communication are the driving force around the success of school and education-based project initiatives. Schools are busy places and industry needs to develop a sound understanding of the fit, then drive this by providing a committed, efficient and knowledgeable team to deliver the project.
John and Deanne of Jaydee have been involved in various personal development days for teachers, including both facilitating these days and preparing the resources and materials.
Each year across Australia Jaydee hosts approximately 30 interactive style presentation days for both primary and secondary school students. The numbers of students, teachers and industry representatives attending these days can vary from 100 to 350 people.
John and Deanne have extensive experience in regard to evaluation and analysis of projects. This information is imperative as both parties need to be able to see a mutual benefit, and the outcomes of such projects need to be able to be reported to all the stakeholders.
John and Deanne have proven project management, research and organisational skills, and have a reputation for being able to work within project timeframes, milestones and budgets. These skills have been verified by the success of the projects that they have researched, developed and delivered within the education sector.
John and Deanne are passionate about the Australian agricultural sector and have plans to expand their schools industry education business.