This newsletter was originally sent via email 28/04/15 by Shannon Dooley Digital Careers Event Coordinator (Vic & Tas).

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,

We’ve been working hard here at Digital Careers to deliver informative and engaging events for students to be involved in.  Our aim is to promote the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) industry and its diversity by leading activities and events for students; working with authorities and industry to develop Teacher PD; and profiling a career in ICT.

We hope to see you at one of the events as we have an action packed May ahead of us.

 

Career Expos

The Age VCE & Careers Expo

Come and speak with Digital Careers staff and industry volunteers about a career in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry (including multimedia design, computer science, software engineering etc.) and discover the opportunities available in Australia and around the world.

When: 7-10 May 2015

Where: Stand 103, Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne

http://www.vceandcareers.com.au/

 

WICRA – Wyndham/Hobsons Bay Region Careers Expo

When: 21-22 May 2015

Where: Werribee Racing Centre, 2 Bulban Road, Werribee

http://wrica.com.au/

 

Young ICT Explorers competition 2015

Young ICT Explorers is a free competition created by SAP to encourage students from years 3 to 12 to create their best Information, Communications and Technology project.

The competition aligns with the school curriculum to enable students to apply what they have learnt in the classroom by developing a technology related project of their choice.

Event details

Registrations: Open now and close 26th June. Register as a Teacher or Parent.

Submission deadline: 21st July for Vic and Tas.

Judging event: Tas – 22nd August, University of Tasmania, Activities Centre, Room 336 Sandy Bay, Hobart.

Vic – 29th August, Monash University Caulfield, Room 1.16, building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East.

Visit the Young ICT Explorers website for more information.

 

ACS Big Day In – Melbourne

The BiG Day In™ is an IT careers conference designed by students for students. It is designed for both high school (Years 9-12) and University students interested in careers in technology. In 2014, The BiG Day In™ was privileged to have 128 speakers, 132 exhibitors & 83 organisations involved in delivering 10 events nationally and we helped over 4,100 students explore careers in technology.

When: 27 May 2015, 9:00-2:30pm

Where: RMIT Storey Hall, RMIT University, Building 16, 336 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

 

Expressions of Interest 

Industry Visits

Digital Careers are seeking expressions of interest from Primary or Secondary schools who wish to be involved in our Industry Visits.  Our Industry partners kindly offer their time and workplace to invite students into their office to give them an idea of what they do and how an ICT career can get them there.  Students also participate in the ‘Hour of Code’ and have the chance to speak with the volunteers and find out why they love what they do.

 

School Visits

 

Digital Careers are offering to visit schools to talk to students about a career in the ICT industry and the many resources and events schools can be a part of such as Bebras and Young ICT Explorers.

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Digital Careers contributes to increasing the number and quality of ICT graduates in Australia while building a robust and sustainable ICT capability for the future digital economy. Operating as a collaborative initiative of industry, research, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions (universities and TAFE), and government, Digital Careers is focused on reducing the critical shortage of Australian ICT professionals by raising awareness and interest in ICT careers and growing and diversifying the pool of tertiary students preparing for a career in the ICT industry.