We’ve been touring regional Victoria and NSW during the last month, taking Digital Springboard courses to Wangaratta, Morwell, Junee, Cootamundra and Gundagai.
In Morwell, situated in Victoria’s Gippsland region, we partnered with #GippslandDigital to bring a one-day tech fest to members of the local community.
Participants were treated to a tour of the magnificent Gippsland Tech School where they met Baxter the friendly robot, played virtual Pacman, learned about 360 degree virtual reality, and took part in the Digital Springboard short course Get started with code.
Participants said they found the course challenging but exciting, and appreciated the simple, step-by-step resources.
One of the participants, Julia, knew nothing about coding before attending the Digital Springboard course – in fact she had to Google what it was on the way to the session! But she still got a lot out of it. “The best thing is you don’t need to be an IT expert to learn about coding and give it a go,” she said.
Josie Rose from Noweyung Learn Local said, “I think that Gippsland and young people lack opportunity when it comes to digital skills training. Coding is one of the employability skills of the future and I think that we as educators should also get on board.”
“I would say to any provider or not-for-profit who wants to equip the students for the future that they need to look at the Digital Springboard curriculum because it’s amazing. It’s just so detailed and so well done, why wouldn’t you?”
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