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Lakelands welcomes free community program to support tech skills

The program will officially launch at Lakelands Shopping Centre on Saturday 12th February

ISPT will this week launch a free community tech skills program at Lakelands Shopping Centre which focuses on increasing IT literacy and connecting generations in the community.

The new program comes amidst new COVID-19 safety requirements from the Western Australian State Government, which requires the safe check-in and vaccination verification of patrons entering premises across Perth.

The program — — aims to bridge the gap of local community needs and tackle social issues such as youth unemployment and isolation, while providing much-need technology support.

To launch the program, 20 youth from Mandurah and its surrounding suburbs have been engaged by to assist the community with building their tech skills.

Tony Rothacker from said: “We are excited to partner with ISPT to launch the program at Lakelands Shopping Centre, and hope that the program will help residents address some of the urgent needs for assistance when installing the Service WA app and showcase the value of the local tech savvy Youngsters! ”.

New service at Lakelands prompted by WA’s COVID-19 safety measures, including digital check-in and vaccine passports

As the cornerstone of the community, ISPT felt it was important for Lakelands to support the community with the digital transition.

“With the pandemic increasing the dependency on technology through applications such as Safe WA, Service WA and vaccine passports, we felt it was important we took action to support our community members,” said Rosemary Condron-Calic, National Portfolio Manager – Retail Services, ISPT.

“Unemployment and disconnection from society are some of the common issues today’s youth face. This program is not only great for our local community who are seeking support, but it’s also a great opportunity for youth to pick up paid, rewarding work experience and become more active within the community.”

The program also aims to address loneliness and isolation for all community generations, presenting a unique opportunity to form connections and learn valuable lessons from one another.

The program will officially launch at Lakelands Shopping Centre on Saturday 12th February and will run every Saturday for 12 months from 10am – 12.00pm.

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