They told us we'd never get a job with our stupid video games.
They were wrong. We might just end up building the goddamn National Broadband Network.
Obviously the NBN is behind schedule, overbudget, etc, etc. Obviously it's been a bit of a problem project. The plan is to connect 11.9 million Australian homes and businesses by 2020 and the government needs 4500 new human beings to complete this task. NBN Co wants 2000 of them to be from Gen Y.
This is the quote. This is the quote that I love the most.
“If you’re good with your hands with PlayStations then you’re the type of people we’re looking for,” said NBN industry management executive general manager Michael Doherty.
So, if you're good with the PlayStations and have possible experience with the Xboxes, you might be able to help build Australia's National Broadband Network.
This is great.
In all seriousness though, this seems like an interesting prospect. NBN Co is looking to hire people straight out of high school or college into the telecommunications industry, and while it's easy to joke about the "PlayStations" thing, this is most likely a good opportunity for the right person.
Go my gaming friends, go to the jobs and build! Build our internets!