The Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong invited Evanscorp to speak to high school leavers, undergraduate students, and their parents about the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) industry at their ICT Careers night. Phil Evans, Evanscorp's Managing Director, jumped at the chance to promote career opportunities during the National ICT Week Initiative.
The theme for National ICT Week was "Start Here, Go Anywhere", promoting the diversity of the industry and highlighting the broad opportunities available. As part of the week's activities, the Faculty of Informatics held an information evening promoting the ICT industry on 30th July. A panel of local industry practitioners including our own Managing Director, Phil Evans, made themselves available in an open floor question and answer session to discuss some of the benefits and challenges in working in this industry.
Joe Chicharo, Dean of Informatics and President of the Australian Council of ICT Deans said, "ICT is a critical component of our future knowledge society and it is a primary infrastructure for all disciplines."
The event was an outstanding success with around 300 high school leavers, undergraduate students, and their parents attending.
Evanscorp recognizes the broader importance of ICT to the community at large and our stand promoted the "Local ICT, Global Horizons" message.
"In a region with youth unemployment well above the national average and a large number of people commuting to Sydney daily, ICT in the Illawarra is booming. More students should be thinking about spending at least part of their career in ICT." said Phil. "Evanscorp is pleased to be able to support the University as it works to increase the awareness of ICT as a viable career during National ICT Careers Week."
Promoting and participating in community activities, particularly those with an ICT aspect, is something Evanscorp is eager to do.
We hope that participation in events such as these helps to increase general awareness of the many fulfilling careers available in this field, and many of them are local - with global horizons!