Australia’s leading enterprise software company, TechnologyOne, has partnered with the Peregian Digital Hub to develop its tech industry and support its talent base of promising high school students.
The Peregian Digital Hub, owned and operated by the Noosa Shire Council, has become a leading centre for tech innovation and talent development on the Sunshine Coast. The TechnologyOne partnership supports the Hub’s industry events and cadetship programs for promising high school students.
This week saw 24 of the Coast’s promising grade 10 and 11 maths students receive machine learning computer kits as part of the Hub’s AI Cadetship program, enabling them to develop their own artificial intelligence applications throughout the program.
“TechnologyOne is proud to support Noosa Shire Council’s Peregian Digital Hub initiative, giving young Queenslanders hands-on experience to advance their skills in programming, coding, and mechatronics and creating Australia’s next generation of digital professionals.” TechnoolgyOne CEO Stuart MacDonald said.
“The Government estimates that our State needs 10,000 more digital professionals by 2024, and as a proud Queensland company and Australian Business Awards Employer of Choice, initiatives like the Peregian Digital Hub and AI Cadets are vital in providing young Queenslanders with the tools they need to continue growing the state and country’s digital workforce.”
Peregian Digital Hub director Chris Boden, believes the partnership has been a key enabler of the burgeoning digital ecosystem in the region.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with TechnologyOne. Their support over the last three years has allowed us to run over 150 digital industry events and put more than 60 students through our cadetship programs.”
Noosa Shire Council has been an early adopter of ASX-listed TechnologyOne’s cloud based ERP solutions since 2014.
Noosa Council’s Peregian Digital Hub is a world-class workspace located in beautiful Peregian Beach. The Hub provides an inspiring working environment for tech entrepreneurs and remote tech workers, inspiring industry events for digital professionals and an extensive skills development program for digital talent.
The Hub’s AI Cadetship and Digital Design Cadetship programs provide talented grade 10 and 11 students on the Sunshine Coast the opportunity to follow these exciting vocational pathways by offering them the chance to learn hands-on skills through classes taught by experts and demonstrate those skills by working on intellectually-challenging projects. They get the chance to earn through paid internship opportunities and by teaching others what they’ve learned.
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