A partnership between Youth Off The Streets and ‘Tigerspike’ a global company specialising in delivering digital business solutions began in early 2017 when they embarked on a substantial pro bono offer to take Youth Off the Streets Education Service into the 21st Century.
Over the last two years the partnership with ‘Tigerspike’ resulted in the development of a custom designed software program now known as REX. This program has revolutionised our services ability to collate and digitise student information and store these records securely into a central archival system.
All Youth Off The Streets’ independent high schools are required to maintain and track student enrolment details while attending our schools as determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). With the help of Tigerspike we are able to meet these requirements by way of our new digital system, REX, bringing us well and truly into the digital age whilst maintaining compliance.
Over the years we have enrolled approximately one thousand students across our high schools located in South East Sydney, Western Sydney, South West Sydney, Illawarra and the Central Coast. With plans to open two new schools in the Hunter Valley and Logan, the need for a centralised digital system is paramount.
Anita Heathcote, School Administration Coordinator, said “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Tigerspike on the development and implementation of our new record management system REX which as a result has changed the landscape of school administration, directly benefiting staff and students for years to come”
‘REX’ was implemented across our schools at the start of 2018 and we believe the result of this initiative has had an estimated time saving cost to the organisation of at least one day per week for administrative staff and an overall 20 per cent increase in productivity.
These extra resources can now be used to help us achieve our goal of supporting young people in need.
We greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with the team at Tigerspike and look forward to developing this successful partnership well into the future.