Generation Australia’s Cloud Computing Bootcamp Boosted By Motorola Grant

Generation Australia’s Cloud Computing Bootcamp Boosted By Motorola Grant



Talented yet vulnerable prospective candidates looking for a career in tech have recently received a boost with a Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant for Generation Australia’s Cloud Computing Bootcamp.

The 16-week part-time program is designed for those unemployed, under-employed or at demonstrable risk of unemployment, including First Nations, women, neurodiverse and those from CALD backgrounds.

Cloud Computing Graduate Catherine Gibson emphasised the transformative impact of the program. “Aside from a range of new technical skills in cloud computing, the main skills I gained were problem-solving, teamwork, adaptability, resilience, and a whole lot of self-confidence”.

Participants complete the program at no cost through the generosity of funders such as Motorola Solutions Foundation, a charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions.

Generation Australia’s Instructional Delivery Manager, Dafne Araya-O’Sullivan said the funding will also support the program’s Instructor team to continue their learning in inclusive teaching practices. “Generation’s strong connection to diversity, equity and inclusion means we are committed to ensuring we understand our learner demographic, especially neurodivergent learners, and funding like this from Motorola makes this learning possible”.

Purpose-built with industry input and funding from Accenture, the program is designed to create competitive candidates for in demand roles in the Australian market. Participants graduate with a strong mindset, plus the technical, behavioural, and employability skills to secure entry-level cloud computing practitioner roles, resulting in graduates that are job ready from Day 1.

Catherine Gibson encourages prospective Generation program participants to approach the experience with an open mind, embracing the diverse paths it may lead them towards.

“We don’t always follow our planned path into employment; we might take a few detours and roundabouts, but be confident that all the skills and knowledge you gain from your time with Generation will serve you well into the future,” Catherine said.

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