Code-A-Job Hackathon announced for Sept 21st 2019 as part of the Regional Employment Trials (RET) Initiative – CODING AND CLOUD JOBS FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN THE BEGA VALLEY
Transitioning from unemployment to a tech career in
remote/rural Australia has many challenges, but the Bega Valley is part of a fresh
approach being trialled by 2pi Software that gives real world work experience
in software engineering, web design and cloud technology to job-seekers in the
community as a means to overcome these barriers.
Thanks to grant funding from the Australian Government
as part of its Regional Employment Trials (RET) initiative, the
programme will kick off on the 21st of September with the Code-a-job
Hackathon, an exciting day of creativity and learning designed to
stimulate an interest in digital technology that may lead to future career
opportunities for those participating. While the event will primarily encourage
those currently not in a job to join in, all members of the public wishing to
learn more about code, the cloud, the web and even apps for mobile devices,
should register to take part.
Those wishing to attend should book through Eventbrite
The venue for the event is University of Wollongong,
Bega Campus, 176 Auckland Street, Bega, NSW 2550. 2pi Software gratefully acknowledges
the support of the University of Wollongong for this programme.
A number of those participating will be invited to
attend an intensive month of digital work experience at the Bega offices of 2pi
Software working with professionals in the field and seeing close at hand how
software systems are constructed and delivered to clients locally and throughout
Australia. Continuing support for those involved will also be provided.
2pi Software has a commendable 7 year history of involvement
in building a tech community in the Bega Valley and this journey has
represented a singularly unique success story within NSW and Australia more
broadly. Through the RET programme, 2pi Software now seeks to take an active
role in upskilling local job-seekers in digital disciplines.
Increasingly, digital skills impact a wide array of
industries, and it is envisaged that many of the businesses in the region,
including those involved in established local sectors such as retail, tourism,
agriculture and aged care, will be enabled to take advantage of the boosted tech
talent pool emerging as a result of initiatives such as the RET Code-A-Job Hackathon
and work experience programme.
For more information please contact:
Isaac Lynnah, 2pi Software Community Manager on 0497
573 147 or firstname.lastname@example.org