ISPT will launch a free community technology skills program at Lakelands Shopping Center this week, which aims to increase computer literacy and connect generations in the community.
The new program is part of the Western Australian State Government’s new COVID-19 safety requirements, which require the safe registration and vaccination verification of customers entering the premises of Perth.
The program – Youngster.co – aims to bridge the gap in local community needs and tackle social issues such as youth unemployment and isolation, while providing much-needed technology support.
To kick off the program, 20 young people from Mandurah and its surrounding suburbs were hired by Youngster.co to help the community develop their tech skills.
Tony Rothacker of Youngster.co said, “We are delighted to partner with ISPT to launch the Youngster.co program at Lakelands Shopping Centre, and hope the program will help residents meet some of the urgent assistance needs during installation of the Service WA application. and showcasing the value of young connoisseurs of local technology! ”.
As a cornerstone of the community, ISPT felt it was important for Lakelands to support the community in the digital transition.
“With the pandemic increasing reliance on technology through apps such as Safe WA, Service WA and Vaccine Passports, we felt it was important that we take action to support members of our community. “said Rosemary Condron-Calic, National Portfolio Manager – Retail Services, ISPT.
“Unemployment and disconnection from society are some of the common issues facing young people today. This program is not only great for our local community looking for support, but it is also a great opportunity for young people to gain paid and rewarding work experience and become more active in the community.
The Youngster.co program also aims to address loneliness and isolation for all generations in the community, providing a unique opportunity to bond and learn valuable lessons from each other.
The Youngster.co program will officially launch at Lakelands Shopping Center on Saturday, February 12 and will run every Saturday for 12 months from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.