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Holmesglen welcomes Bentleigh Secondary College for IT workshops

Holmesglen's Computing and Information Technology Department has hosted a series of interactive workshops in partnership with Bentleigh Secondary College.

The sessions, held over consecutive weeks, saw year nine students visit the Moorabbin campus and receive key insights into the IT field. The learning opportunities coincided with Bentleigh Secondary College's STEAM Based Learning Journey Program, which gives students the chance to explore innovative professions outside of the classroom and engage more closely with future career options.

During the workshops, the group learned about coding and important computing programs, including the use of a Micro-Bit to create a magic-eight ball inspired digital application.

"We've learnt about coding, what variables are, and how to play and create games on the Micro-Bit. I've quite enjoyed it," said student, Rhys Patjwairua.

The visit continued Holmesglen's ongoing commitment to provide secondary students with new learning opportunities. Previously, the Institute hosted an on-campus Unity 3D game design and development workshop.

Fellow student, Darcy Stack aspires to follow a career into computing engineering after his secondary education and affirmed the benefits of the workshops, feeling they will inform his work when making websites and attending his school's computer club.

The interactive components of the lessons also aim to give students skills to take back to their current studies.

"I chose IT so I could have an extra skill up my sleeve," Rhys said. "In the future, a lot of jobs are going to be influenced by technology. Learning how to code today will get us somewhere in the future."

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