CareerMe app screenshots
Career Hunter, a free app which provides career advice to young people and helps them find jobs in industries with skill shortages, has been relaunched as CareerMe . CareerMe provides details on jobs by industry sector, including top jobs and skill shortages for each sector, and identifies jobs currently available in the user’s location, integrating with www.seek.com.au and www.apprenticeshipcentral.com.au . The app, developed by The Thumb Factory, was a joint initiative of The Smith Family, Regional Development Australia Brisbane, Busy at Work, Group Training Queensland and the Australian...Read more
Telco representatives met to discuss digital infrastructure investment on the Sunshine Coast.
RDA Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council representatives recently met with several major telecommunications organisations to discuss accelerating investment in digital infrastructure, one of the key actions listed in the Digital Sunshine Coast: Draft Action Plan for public consultation. Participants discussed opportunities to work collaboratively to help businesses and residents access high speed broadband for both economic and social benefit. Representatives will meet regularly to identify specific projects and develop an action plan.Read more
The New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has announced the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015 – with the Sunshine Coast named as one of the 21 for the second year in a row. Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the announcement, saying the Sunshine Coast was punching well above its weight in competing with the world’s information technology-savvy communities. “The Forum, part of the internationally affiliated Intelligent Community Forum Foundation, has only named 134 communities worldwide to date over the last 16 years so we’re in exclusive company,” he said. “Each in this select group...Read more
The Institute of Professional Learning will host several fun and interactive workshops for school children during the summer holidays. There are plenty of options to choose from, including: Intro to coding Create a phone app Make a film Take a photo Build a biz Build a robot Girls in robotics Each workshop involves 4-5 sessions which are three-hours long. Read more about the summer student workshops which will be held from 12-16 January 2015 at Sippy Downs. The Institute of Professional Learning (IPL) is part of the Department of Education, Training and Employment and provides opportunities...Read more
Zach Johnson, CEO of Sunshine Coast-based Atmail, says many regional areas have world-class technology talent: I am not an Australian. Instead, I chose to move here – twice, in fact. Since first arriving on these shores in 2005, I have had the pleasure of working with innovative thinkers in both the private and the public sector in every state and territory. We are a world-class producer of technology and innovation and only by bringing the sector together, irrespective of location, can all of our technology companies, not just the unicorns in Sydney, share the spotlight with our brethren...Read more
Queensland workers could cut commute times, earn higher salaries and open doors to new employment and lifestyle opportunities by working from home with faster broadband, according to the Connected Commuters research report. The report commissioned by NBN Co, the company delivering the National Broadband Network (NBN), reveals one in ten Australians surveyed would work from home more often if they had fast and reliable broadband. The findings also show that while three quarters of Australian workers surveyed believe the internet is important or vital to their job, half of those who have worked...Read more