IT solutions integrator and Microsoft Gold Partner, MOQdigital, has this week had its second student bootcamps designed to help university students enter the workforce with skills and confidence. The program set to run on a regular basis is aimed at university students studying a range of degrees to equip them valuable industry experience before entering the workforce. In the inaugural series the students are from Actuarial Science with at least one major in Big Data. Providing them with essential digital skills in areas like Power BI, Power Platform and Machine Learning as well as the chance to solve a real-life problem to complement their formal learning is key to the program. The one-week intensive bootcamps, led by MOQdigital’s Training department and supported by the businesses People and Culture team are designed to put the students through several exercises, learnings and presentations followed by working on a real life business problem. MOQdigital’s Head of People and Culture, Kelly Wilkes said: “We wanted to design a program that gave students studying a range of degrees, not just traditional IT and Computer Science the skills needed to the enter the IT industry. We thought it was important that the participants come away with both essential hard skills and as well important soft expertise like presentation skills and solving business problems in real time”.
The inaugural program students who are attending from Bond University have so far enjoyed their experience saying they are looking forward to the next part of their learning journey. Student and program participant Dale Newton said “This week at MOQdigital has given all of us some great experience in real world data analytics problems. We were offered plenty of support and guidance with understanding how to manipulate and visualise data in a way that’s meaningful to a range of people across the company. It was great to be able to apply what we’ve learned at university while also learning some industry tips and tricks.”
During the program students have the opportunity to meet members of MOQdigital’s executive leadership team, present solutions they have devised and also talk to hiring managers about open roles in the business. MOQdigital will continue to hold regular bootcamps for students and anyone looking to participate is encouraged to reach out to the MOQdigital People and Culture team: firstname.lastname@example.org