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The Digi-Van project

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
The Digi-Van project
Eerin Blackmore, SRA Industry Consultant and Brendan Ritchens, Director of Skill Engineer Ltd. with the versatile Digi Van, a multi-functional media vehicle which hit the road in July 2023

The Skill Engineer Ltd takes immense pride in their commitment to empowering the workforce through their unwavering support for apprenticeships. As an employer, they recognise the importance of nurturing talent and fostering a skilled workforce to drive innovation and growth in the trades industry.

Sarina Russo Apprenticeships (SRA) strong relationship with employers such as The Skill Engineer is vital in its mission to support apprenticeships. Sarina Russo understands the significance of forging strong relationships with employers who share the vision of empowering the next generation of tradies and The Skill Engineer, among others, stands out as a shining example of such an employer. 

The company's commitment to offering quality apprenticeship opportunities is evident in its comprehensive programs and various initiatives. This month, they have announced the launch of the 'Digi Van', an innovative initiative designed to empower young individuals in expressing their voices and community narratives through digital content. Supported by the NSW Government Regional Youth Investment Program, the project aims to guide participants towards creative digital pathways and future employment opportunities. The official launch event was on 26th of July at The Skillion in Terrigal.

The Digi Van will be a mobile presence, visiting various locations such as youth centers, community centers, and high schools. Through direct engagement with the youth, the initiative seeks to connect and immerse them in the realm of multimedia. As young creators share their unique perspectives and stories, their podcasts and multimedia productions will be aired through The Skill Engineer Ltd.'s extensive platforms, reaching a broad audience and showcasing the diverse voices and talents of Central Coast youth.

Before its official launch, the Digi Van made a special appearance at the 2023 Central Coast Community NAIDOC Celebrations. During the event, teenagers utilised the van and collaborated with The Skill Engineer Ltd.'s MobPod team to capture the wisdom and stories of Elders for the 'For Our Elders' initiative.

For more information about the Digi Van, click here.

The partnership between The Skill Engineer Ltd and SRA has witnessed numerous success stories of apprentices who have excelled in their roles. These success stories not only inspire future tradies but also highlight the impact of a supportive employer in shaping their journey to success.

Together, The Skill Engineer and SRA exemplify the true spirit of collaboration and dedication to building a skilled and thriving workforce for the future.


Digi Van - Unleashing Youth Voices on the Central Coast 

Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.