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Careers in ICT

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Kyabram P-12 Year 9 students enjoyed a day learning about the variety of careers in Information Communication Technology, including locally based careers. Six very different workshops demonstrated a wide range of ways ICT is used, from robotics and engineering, game design, hardware, artistic creativity, drones and technology as learning tools.

All the workshops were very hands on and students enjoyed using the equipment as they learnt about the careers and pathways involved. Mark Schumann from Advance Computing provided the keynote presentation at the start of the day, showcasing the software solutions Advance has created for local businesses using Microsoft tools. Workshop presenters were GO TAFE, La Trobe University, Campaspe Library Services, Advance Computing, Splatoon Cartoons and Goulburn Murray Water.

Student feedback on the day was overwhelmingly positive, with a big shift in awareness of the career possibilities using ICT. Comments included –

  • That ICT covers a lot more then computer based stuff
  • There are heaps of levels and a big tree of opportunities in the ICT area
  • You need a licence to control a drone
  • That ICT is used in many different careers so you are not limited to one

July 2018