Getting millennials involved at #GradHack

How can more millennials be convinced to join the Australian Public Service?

That’s one of the five challenges that will be presented to participants in Thursday’s #GradHack in Canberra, which will see graduates of the 2016 cohort come up with innovative ideas to help solve a range of problems.

Up to 700 APS graduates will take part in the largest hackathon specifically for government employees tomorrow. Teams of 20 will compete to solve problems for five agencies.

Participating grads will be assigned one of five challenges involving: sparking interest in “mind-blowing” public sector STEM careers of the future; digital citizenship for a digital age — streamlining identification processes and overcoming inter-agency information sharing limitations; better engaging young men and women around the issue of domestic violence; and better attracting millennials to the APS.

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