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On Wednesday, 8th June, UQ held its annual Big Day In which promotes technology careers for students. Hundreds of students from other schools, joined with AHS students (Ms Bothma sent invitations to students from Years 9 and 10 ), to hear presentations by staff from Google, Adobe, Microsoft, TechnologyOne, Westpac, Australian Government ICT Apprenticeships & Cadetships (including the Australian Bureau of Statistics), Tata Consultancy Services, Ernst Young and WiseTech Global, about the exciting, extremely varied, and rapidly growing job opportunities in the technology sector, especially for women.
Presenters advised students they need to be able to show employers what they can do when applying for jobs; such as videos, apps and games they have made, and that resumes should include links to online creations. While studying technology at school and tertiary level provides pathways, they also suggested attending technology events, making contact with industry people and asking lots of questions.
It was recommended using holidays to develop and explore technology skills. Online programs suggested included:
Attending holiday computing programs and activities was recommended. In Brisbane, groups such as The Edge, QUT, public libraries, and UQ run holiday and weekend technology events. Adobe advised that students can do courses to obtain certification, that is recognized for their QCE, from Xcerio.com.
In addition, yesterday, Deloittes and ACS visited AHS and spoke to Year 8 TDU students. They recommended Code Academy for learning to code.