The Skills Exchange has been developed as a place for charities and skilled specialists to come together to solve problems, increase charities capabilities around the use of technology, and increase the awareness of skilled specialists about the challenges charities face in their daily operations.

To date, the Skills Exchange has taken the format of a speed dating style event, where charities pitch their problems to specialists, who provide support through volunteering. This has provided valuable learnings and has enabled Telco Together to consider how to combine the best aspects of this approach with alternative approaches.

Two such
 additional approaches to be included this year will include:

  • Stream Based Sessions - focussing on building capacity of a smaller group of charities on specific ICT based topics.

  • Community Partner Driven - a longer term implementation approach to tackle a technology challenge within our Community Partners.  

Expressions Of Interest In The Skills Exchange Events 2017

We are seeking expressions of interest from both charities and skilled specialists to take part in events in Melbourne, Sydney and other cities.

Read about the Melbourne Skills Exchange event.

After The Event

Once a match has been made, IT and tech specialists can provide up to sixteen hours of pro bono support. As specialists will be looking to use their time to maximum effect, both parties may decide that a short consultation is sufficient to provide enough direction and guidance to resolve the issue at hand.