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2019 Victoria STEMLabs February Program

This FREE program is strictly limited to just 10 places and we are looking for some of Melbourne’s most inquisitive minds to participate in a fast-paced 3-week program where you will be applying your inquisitive and investigative mind to a series of technology-based activities using robotics kits in individual and small team challenges.

Specifically, you will be designing, developing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robot innovations that will provide solutions to the challenge themes set by our facilitators. You will create detailed plans for your innovations describing the detail around how you designed, developed and programmed your robot innovation and create test documentation that will act as a user guide for your innovation.

Although you don’t necessarily need previous experience using Lego Mindstorms robots, having at least basic understanding of programming languages such as C#, Python, Java etc would be beneficial. Overall, if you have a passion for details and technology, we encourage you to apply.

The Program

Title of Program: 2019 Victoria STEMLabs February Program

Number of places available: 10

Location: Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

Dates of Training Program: Thursday 14th February through to Friday 1st March.

Participant requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have Australian residency or citizenship
  • Must be able to attend the 3-week assessment phase beginning Thursday 14th February 2019 through to Friday 1st March 2019.
  • Should live within a daily commutable distance of Melbourne CBD.

What the program will involve:

The training and assessment program will involve tasks such as:

  • Working individually and in teams to build and program LEGO Mindstorm robots.
  • Learning about autism and accommodations that would assist you in a workplace
  • Learning about strategies that would benefit you in a workplace
  • Learning about information services for autistic individuals in Melbourne
  • Learning about workplace experiences from autistic adults

At the end of the program:

  • All applicants who complete the program, will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program accompanied with a candidate profile report to assist in understanding your strengths, preferences and accommodations for the workplace.
  • Specialisterne will also meet with the applicant’s Disability Employment Services Consultant and with the client’s consent, share information about the client’s strengths, preferences, and accommodations in the workplace, to assist the consultant in finding the client a job.

Further information and application details