Australian government prepared to boost skills of “Future Female Entrepreneurs”
The government of Australia launched the Future Female Entrepreneurs programme to engage 55,000 girls and young women in digital skills training. The programme is comprised of three components: a digital platform to access educational content, in-person workshops to upskill beneficiaries, and mentoring services to guide them through their careers.
The programme was launched with the aim of increasing the number of Australian women occupying full-time IT work positions, and to promote more innovation. This follows recent news indicating that 37 percent of the people who were considering launching startups in the country were women.
In the words of Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer, “We want to arm girls and young women across Australia with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses and create employment opportunities for themselves and for others.”