Work Experience

The immersive program is a tried and tested Girl Geek Academy framework
for women to connect, explore new approaches to a problem and ignite excitement for innovation.

Bespoke Program

Girl Geek Academy works to engage women in technology careers to raise awareness of the career paths available, educate them with skills to get started, facilitate opportunities for them to take action and support them in their journey to success.

We run immersive boot camps for young women to connect, learn directly from industry role models and ignite excitement about a career in technology and startups. We aim to broaden the pipeline of female talent into technology and startups, and graduate or equivalent entry into the workplace.

We show girl geeks behind the scenes to solve real-world problems through technology and introduce them to opportunities and possible pathways into different STEM careers.

Matching to the learning needs of girls in Year 10

Our work experience program has been designed to meet the learning requirements of girls in Year 10 and the Department of Education and Training’s requirements for work experience.

Work experience is the short term placement of secondary school students, generally from Years 9 and 10, with employers to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located. It provides students with the valuable opportunity to:

    • develop employability skills
    • explore possible career options
    • increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence.

Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.

Testimonial

Lucy from Genazzano FCJ College

“Along with girls from different schools, I spent a week learning about women in STEM. I heard about their various roles, responsibilities and their journey as women in the corporate environment.”

“Probably the most important thing I took from the week was to continue working towards our goals, regardless of the limitations people may try to put on us and to trust in ourselves and our abilities. This was a very educational and unique experience and one I feel very grateful to have had.”

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