Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, recently announced the 2011 National ICT Careers Week at the Australian Computer Society (ACS)/ ACS Foundation Stand at CeBIT Australia in Sydney. The 2011 National ICT Careers week will be held from 25 – 31 July.

Under the branding of “ICT: Start Here, Go Anywhere”, participating organisations of this year’s National ICT Careers Week are encouraged to organise events or activities not only during the week but also throughout the year to showcase the variety of careers available in ICT to young people.

Senator Conroy said “I spend much of my working life delivering the message that ICT and the NBN will change the everyday lives in extraordinary ways. With a career in ICT you can be part of that change.”

“It is a career that is both dynamic and fundamental to Australia’s future economic and social growth, as we use information communications technology and the NBN to facilitate a more inclusive, more connected community, to drive productivity and Australian innovation.”

Penny Coulter, Chair, National ICT Careers Week said “The demand for ICT professionals will continue to increase in the next decade as technology underpins more and more of our business and lifestyle outcomes.

“ICT is about working with people, solving problems, finding solutions and making a difference to peoples’ lives”.

Philip Callil, President of the Victorian IT Teachers Association said “We have proudly supported the National ICT Careers Week since its inception four years ago. During the careers week this year we have many exciting events planned, with a major event at Federation Square in Melbourne on 27 July that will include an ICT Careers Expo, workshops and seminars for students and a showcase of innovations in ICT and education. VITTA will also host an ICT Bus Tour for teachers to showcase the diverse range of ICT careers available to students.

“These activities are designed to encourage young people to consider a career in ICT. ICT can offer an exciting and fulfilling professional career all over the world.

In 2011 over 80 participating organisations will host events across Australia to demonstrate the value of ICT careers and the opportunities available to young students with an ICT qualification.

To be part of the careers week or to find out more about events in your state, visit www.ictcareersweek.info.

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