Learnable.com has launched a promo targeting students interested in learning to code, with 10,000 free places available on a first-come-best-dressed basis. General manager Kyle Vermuelen says that the registrations will give students three years' access to courses to “learn to develop and design websites, apps and more”. Based …
Teaching toys doesn't get business done.
Learn Fortran & COBOL if you want to retire early. Trust me.
"Australian companies have difficulty finding programers" (sic)
Actually they probably have difficulty PAYING programmers just like everywhere else.
“We want to give students a head start in carving out a career in the technology sector, with absolutely zero barrier to entry” means we want to spin out lots of people that'll take a coding job cheap.
And by the way, it's not spelled "programers"
Australia is pretty well off no financial problems due to its minerals (Highest minimum wage in the world).
I suppose a student could go anywhere in the world fairly reasonably because everything is so expensive there.