Ribit announces partnership with Melbourne Institute of Technology to connect STEM students with startups

The Stone & Chalk job-matching platform seeks to bolster Australia’s STEM talent pipeline tosupport a digital path to economic recovery.

Ribit, the Stone & Chalk digital student job and internship matching platform, today announced its education partnership with the Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT). The partnership is the first since Ribit was acquired by emerging technology incubator and impact network Stone & Chalk in July 2020.

The partnership will see MIT replace its current platform with mit.ribit.net to connect its emerging STEM and digital talent with companies across emerging industries. The platform is available to all MIT students across its School of Business and School of IT & Engineering, covering both the Melbourne and Sydney campuses.

Ribit was launched by CSIRO in 2016 and acquired by Stone & Chalk in July 2020. The platform connects students with Australian businesses to build a STEM and digital skills talent pipeline.

Ribit offers universities, TAFE and VET organisations a 24/7, cloud-based service that empowers students to find jobs and internships relevant to their studies and delivers quality talent with the latest technology training to high-growth Australian technology companies.

Commenting on the announcement, Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone & Chalk, said, “Matching emerging talent and skills with the right roles is critical to business transformation.”

Connecting MIT’s students with the emerging technology ecosystem gives them access to the most rewarding jobs and career opportunities in the country and ensures as much talent as possible can flow to the sectors with the highest growth potential as we look towards recovery in 2021 and beyond.”

Austin Kijagulu, Group General Manager of MIT said, “This partnership with Ribit aligns well with MIT’s specialist suite of courses in Business, IT & Engineering and with MIT’s aim to enable students to gain industry experience and find the confidence to succeed in their careers.”

The needs of the modern workforce are constantly evolving, so it’s essential that we can providea direct pipeline between digitally savvy graduates and industry demand. We’re pleased to offer this service to our students as they look to develop their professional careers and prepare for life after MIT in emerging sectors that are poised to support our economic growth for many years to come.”