Splash page 2008 National ICT Careers Week Seeking participants in the 2008 National ICT Careers Week 28 July – 2 August 2008 Start Here Go Anywhere What is the National ICT Careers Week
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Seeking participants in the
2008 National ICT Careers Week
28 July – 2 August 2008
Start Here Go Anywhere
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In Australia, the application of technology helps drive significant upswings in economic productivity.
Technology impacts every part of our economy – from health, education, environment and security to research & development, oil & gas exploration, manufacturing, tourism and transport.
Our nation and state face many challenges in:
The application of ICT is vital for enabling the solutions to these pressing, key issues.
Student demand for IT courses has decreased markedly over recent years. Eligible applicants for IT courses decreased by 66% over the 2001-2007 period.
These trends will have an impact on the number of graduates available to work in ICT from this supply channel over the next 5 years. There are also some concerns that increasing offer rates may result in increased
attrition rates, if less able students are offered places.
The continued productivity dividend that is provided by ICT to the Australian economy is being severely jeopardised because Australia does not have sufficient people with appropriate and relevant ICT skills joining the local workforce.
Increasing competition for skilled people
Increasing competition from businesses in other countries
Increasing pressure on employers to pay higher remuneration to ICT employees
Constraints on business and economic activity
The roles that ICT professionals perform are becoming increasingly diverse and cause constant change in the job tasks within ICT occupations. The work of an ICT professional can now encompass:
The skills required vary considerably.
They range from very specific in‑depth technical knowledge and expertise to others where broader technical ability is needed alongside good interpersonal and project management skills.
National brand being used to encourage year 12 students to sign up for post-school ICT courses
Being used by Federal & State governments, industry and professional associations, education providers, ICT companies, women in IT groups, and others