Stone & Chalk launches program to boost start-up job market

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021

Stone & Chalk launches program to boost start-up job market

Emerging technology incubator and impact network Stone & Chalk has launched Pivott Victoria, a program funded by LaunchVic to help connect job seekers with start-ups in emerging technologies.

Pivott Victoria is an 18-month program designed to support job seekers with the skills, mindsets and toolsets needed throughout the recruitment journey, to help them succeed in start-up and scale-up environments. The program acts as a one-stop shop for all qualified candidates to seek out roles at companies in Australia. The program will be open to the general public and will launch later this year.

Alongside a skills and jobs matching portal, the program will also include career-focused events and workshops, an e-learning course designed to prepare participants to navigate working in a start-up and a mentorship program. Alex Scandurra, Group CEO at Stone & Chalk, said Pivott Victoria will equip Victorians with the right resources and pathway to success they need as they embark on their start-up journeys.

“By leveraging Stone & Chalk’s network of start-ups, scale-ups and partners, we’re able to bring a solution that addresses start-ups’ talent challenges by matching them with relevant job seekers in order to contribute to our fast-growing innovation ecosystem,” said Scandurra.

Kate Cornick, CEO at LaunchVic, forecast that Victoria’s start-up ecosystem will play an important role in Victoria’s economy, adding that start-ups will need the right talent to fuel this projected growth.

“Stone & Chalk’s Pivott program will help talented Victorians upskill and make the connections they need to get a job at a start-up or scale-up,” Cornick said.

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