Applications for the Digital and Technology Skills Program opened on 26 February 2019 and closed on 26 March 2019.
Eight applicants were awarded funding through the Digital and Technology Skills Program:
City of Belmont ($21,896) for ‘Film It!!’ – Use filmmaking to create interest and participation in STEM among culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and/or low SES youth (13-21 years).
City of Bunbury ($30,000) for the Bunbury Library Makerspace – Increase skills and awareness in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through fun and engaging events and a regional STEAM network in the City of Bunbury.
Fire Tech Camp Australia Pty Ltd ($147,007) for the Wirrpanda STEM Indigenous Program – Spark interest and engagement with digital and technology literacy among Aboriginal teenagers in Port Hedland and Perth through boot camps and after-school programs.
Peel Bright Minds ($49,197) for the Peel Bright Minds Program – Increase regional teachers’ capabilities in digital and technology education through a supportive teachers’ network, and promote STEM careers to young people via industry tours to innovative local businesses.
Shire of Murray ($30,000) for Murray STEM Futures – Provide out-of-school-hours opportunities for young people (particularly girls) and others in the community to increase their digital and technology skills via a series of free workshops and lendable coding and robotics kits in the Shire of Murray.
Spacecubed ($210,000) for She Codes – Support and encourage digital and technological entrepreneurship among women by combining networking opportunities and one-week intensive and six-month coding courses in regional WA and Perth.
Winyama Pty Ltd ($70,000) for the Indigenous Mapping Workshop – Increase digital and technology skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regional WA through digital mapping technology training and providing insight into geospatial technology as a valid career pathway.
Women in Technology WA ($179,900) for the Techtrails [tech+] Future Skills Program – Expand the delivery of the Techtrails [tech+] Future Skills Program to remote, regional and outer metropolitan schools, encouraging secondary students, especially girls, to participate in STEM and make innovative career choices. A Mobile Virtual Reality unit will also be used to further engage students in this program.