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Mission partners with Brisbane-based Indigenous ICT to help ‘bridge the gap’

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Wesley Mission Queensland has teamed up with Brisbane-based Indigenous ICT company Baidam Solutions to help ‘bridge the gap’ of Indigenous representation in the ICT security sector.

Baidam Solutions is a Supply Nation certified Indigenous reseller of ICT security solutions in Queensland. A key part of its business model is creating training opportunities and employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the sector.

Selina Beauchamp, Chief Information Officer for Wesley Mission Queensland, said the partnership with Baidam Solutions reflected the organisation’s commitment to building positive and stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“When we were approached by Baidam Solutions about supplying us with Crowdstrike software, it was clear that there was an alignment of values and business objectives, so it was an easy decision to engage them as our supplier,” Beauchamp said. “Celebrating diversity is a fundamental part of our identity as an organisation and we are always looking for opportunities to support Indigenous  businesses in Queensland.”

Phillip Jenkinson from Baidam Solutions said the company was committed to creating training opportunity and employment pathways for Regional and Remote Indigenous communities.

“We are focused on providing our customers with innovative technology solutions, but also in investing back into our community and supporting young Indigenous women and men to pursue a career in information technology and other STEM related fields,” Jenkinson said. “Together we can create change for a better world for Indigenous Australians and for all Australians.”

Beauchamp said Wesley Mission Queensland planned to work with Baidam Solutions in the future to offer internships to Indigenous students.

“Providing talented and inquisitive Indigenous students with the opportunity to pursue their dream career is just one step we can take towards creating a unified and inclusive future,” she said.

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