We were the first corporate organisation to work with CoderDojo WA to set up and run our own CoderDojo @ Bankwest – a free and fun open-learning coding club for people aged seven to 17 to help them develop coding and digital literacy skills.
We’ve also broadened our support of CoderDojo to inspire children with autism to consider careers in technology.
What's more, each year female mentors from Bankwest run a girls-only 'dojo' during the school holidays. Girls from other CoderDojos across Perth are invited to come in and spend the day with other like-minded girls in a supportive environment at Bankwest Place. As the state's biggest IT employer, Bankwest wants to show that 'coding is cool' and that IT can be a great career choice for women.