G20 Flagship projects
Title of the Project:
Rotates across capital cities in Australia
Status of the project:
start date, duration:
Geographical impact of project:
Funds available for the project:
$1.0 million AUD
Description of the project:
digIT is an invitational programme. Students are invited based on their performance in the Australian Mathematics Competition and
the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition, or by recommendation from their teacher. The programme is targeted
towards students under−represented in ICT or STEM subjects in years 8 and 9, such as those who are female, disadvantaged,
rural/remote, and/or indigenous.
The residential camps enable the students to explore all aspects of ICT through guest lectures, interactive sessions, practicals and
field trips. The camps occur in the January and July school holidays and mark the start and end of the programme.
The mentoring programme sees each student matched with a mentor recruited from a variety of ICT backgrounds. Together they
construct personal goals for the student. This might include discussing study options and career pathways, undertaking further
extension work with support from their mentor, developing ideas based on learnings from the camp, or working on a project.
Area of focus of the project:
- non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
- increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career conseling)