Melbourne start up Girl Geek Academy is encouraging budding gamers to apply for the Games Career Incubator program, which aims to support the future growth of the Victorian games industry.
Founded by local games practitioners Sarah Moran and Lisy Kane, Girl Geek Academy is a global movement with an aim of teaching technology to one million women over the next six years.
Co-founder and award-winning games producer, Lisy Kane, said the Games Career Incubator program focused on retaining and accelerating women and non-binary people in the games industry.
“We need more women and non-binary talent in senior games roles, and to make sure they have extended careers we need to be upskilling and working to retain this amazing talent. The group format also ensures our participants go beyond technical skill building, and equally focus on the power of professional networks to ensure career success,” she said.
Film Victoria has funded the program with a commitment of $50,000 to support the scheme, which will run over four months between late April and August. The program will combine online activities with face-to-face engagement and will include opportunities for networking, access to influential speakers and one-on-one career advice.
Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher said: “The Games Career Incubator supports the future growth of a Victorian games industry where women and non-binary practitioners are equal within the industry. We are delighted to partner with Girl Geek Academy to support so many practitioners on their path to success.”
Applications for the Girl Geek Academy Games Career Incubator close on April 8, 2019. For more information visit https://girlgeekacademy.com/