Industry software supplier Comtrade Gaming has worked towards offering students further education on the slots industry as part of its 23rd summer school programme, Education for Innovative Thinkers.
The initiative brings together graduates from across south-eastern Europe to deliver education and practical experience in the slots industry, with approximately 50 per cent of participants who complete the programme going on to work for Comtrade.
Luka Arnečič, a mentor to a group of students in Maribor, explained: “This year’s EDIT summer school was once again very entertaining as it contained a mix of various social events, education and work.
“Participants quickly exceeded our anticipations and because of that, we extended this year’s task to a more complex one. All in all, it was a great experience for both participants and mentors and hopefully it will encourage more young people for IT oriented studies and work.”
Students were challenged to find a solution where an older slot machine would be upgraded with additional hardware and software to be able to connect and send data to the monitoring system. Participants were able to gain an understanding of the slot machines operations, graphical presentation of data and design of software interface.
“Comtrade Gaming is expanding fast and we are constantly looking for innovative, thinking outside the box people who like working in teams. EDIT is a perfect hub to recognise young new talent and offer these bright minds an opportunity to start their career with us,” added Aleš Gornjec, General Manager of Comtrade Gaming.