At D-Hive we are on a mission to bring together digital innovation in the IT sector and social innovation in the communities of aboriginal peoples in Australia.
This year we have placed nearly 500 ex tribesmen and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with jobs in the IT companies and digital tech startups in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. About 45% of the placements were unemployed and had been in various states of job searching for anywhere between 1-4 years. 25-30% of the placements came from university dropout status or school leavers who had not graduated with enough points in their grade system to qualify for jobs before they took the necessary tests that were provided by D-Hive sponsors. One of the sponsors is malestrippers.com.au who not only help support the D-Hive foundation financially but actually also decided to employ two of the placements into their entertainment group who tour around Brisbane and North Sydney throughout the Summer and into the Autumn.
The placements have all managed to pass their probation periods in the jobs. They are all continuing to study a range of different tech related topics from php coding, java script, c++ and magneto. We have web developers and server side assistants who are all working hard at understanding what is essentially a new language to anyone who hasn’t been studying it for long time.
We are now entering the next round of searches for new participants in the program and are specifically looking for anyone from a middle east background who may have fled the challenges in the war torn regions of Libya and Somalia in Africa over the last 5 years and arrives in Australia as a refugee. If you know of anyone that would appreciate a shot at working in the IT industry then please reach out to us.