In support of Day of STEM partner, the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), an industry led panel was organised by LifeJourney for the ACCE 2018 conference in order for talent insights from the technology employers to be shared with those teaching the next-generation subjects within the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
Representatives from Cisco, Optus and the Australian Signals Directorate discussed their workforce needs and what they’re looking for in new recruits from their hard skills in the STEM subjects, subject knowledge and intrapersonal skills in communication, leadership and problem solving. The panel was moderated by Martin Levins, the immediate past President of ACCE and Day of STEM Education Advisory Board member.
- Iwan van Tilburg, Director, Learning & Development, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Signals Directorate
- Emma Broadbent, Social Innovation Group, Regional Manager ANZ & Pacific Islands, Cisco Australia & New Zealand
- Matthew Connolly, Associate Director, Cybersecurity Partnerships, Optus Business
- Moderated by Martin Levins, Immediate Past President, Australian Council For Computers in Education (ACCE)
In addition to sharing these insights, the speakers also shared their organisation’s commitment to student development through various programs they offer.
Australian Signals Directorate Student Programs:
Cisco’s Women Rock IT Program:
Optus Digital Thumbprint Program:
ACCE 2020 will take place in Melbourne hosted by DLTV: https://dltv.vic.edu.au/ACCE2020