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Google pitches in $1m AU to help disadvantaged Aussies learn about IT

Google donates $1m AU to assist regional and disadvantaged Aussie students in pursuing IT careers
By: Chris Smith | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 3, 2015 1:35 pm

With $1m AU set to be spread between three programs to assist disadvantaged and marginalized Aussies in gaining access to ICT services, the aim here is to promote these students to begin their own careers in IT.

 

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Sent to not-for-profit organizations, this donation will ensure hands-on training can be supplied to approximately 10,000 students in total. One of the organizations involved and highlighted is Engineers Without Borders Australia and its 'Regioneering Roadshow' program, set to train regionally-located school age students, focusing on promotion of women in IT.

 

The Engineers Without Borders Australia director, Jane Hadjion, told iTnews about the wide variety of children that will benefit from this service, stating: "We're putting on 65 workshops in 38 locations over 12 months. We're reaching 6500 students, 470 teachers and 1400 parents."

 

Image courtesy of The Australian.

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