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General Assembly, the educational institution working to teach people skills for the 21st century, recently announced the opening of its second Sydney campus.

The new campus in Surry Hills will assist students who want to learn digital skills and gain real world experience to make themselves employable in today’s economy, teaching web development and UX design, data science, digital marketing, and product management.

Riley Batchelor, regional director of General Assembly Australia, said people are increasingly realising how important it is to learn these digital skills.

“Our curriculum is developed in close consultation with hiring partners, entrepreneurs and other industry experts to ensure that we are teaching the most in-demand skills,” Batchelor said.

First established as a community for entrepreneurs and start-ups in New York two years ago, General Assembly now boasts campuses in nine cities around the world. Since launching in Australia 18 months ago, the organisation has worked with over 5000 students through different programs, courses, classes, and workshops.

“It’s survival of the fittest, and companies that invest in people who are skilled to respond to the opportunities created by the web will flourish,” Batchelor said.

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Gina Baldassarre

Gina Baldassarre

Gina is a journalist at Dynamic Business. She enjoys learning to ice skate and collecting sappy inspirational quotes.

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