The program operates as a paid 10–12-week studentship over the Victorian summer break. Students have the opportunity to learn and develop valuable professional skills, create networks and employment opportunities and will also receive $5,000 for their work on the program.
Eligible Victorian businesses can register their interest online and include details of a business technology problem they have. The business will be matched with tertiary students to help solve the problem. They will be assisted by an academic supervisor.
Over its three previous rounds, the successful SummerTech LIVE program has supported more than 200 students to develop job-ready skills by working with more than 120 SMEs on technology-related business projects.
For more details, visit victorianchamber.com.au/services/programs-and-grants/summertech-live
To be attributed to Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive, Paul Guerra:
“The Victorian Chamber is pleased to be involved in the SummerTech LIVE program. Digital transformation is one of the biggest issues businesses currently face and COVID-19 has only accelerated the need to innovate and adapt to emerging technology and customer and workforce trends.
“This program is an investment, not just in our workforce, but in our skills, industry, and our future leaders and employers.
“The last 18 months have demonstrated just how crucial it is for businesses to adopt and adapt quickly to technology and digitisation, and it’s great that the State Government is providing programs and incentives to enable businesses to take advantage of the talent we have emerging in this sector.”
To be attributed to Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford:
“We're proud to partner with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce to deliver the SummerTech LIVE program, which will help Victorian technology students to get practical, on-the-job experience and help Victorian businesses solve tech challenges.
“We know that we need to continue to develop our tech workforce, to drive Victoria’s economic growth and ensure that businesses have access to the best digital talent.”