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The Big Day In is an ICT careers conference run by the Australian Computer Society Foundation (ACS), in association with Digital Careers. It is designed for both high school (Years 9-12) and University students interested in careers in technology.
This week was the first of a series of Big Day In events around Australia and Adobe is a major sponsor. About 1,500 students attended over two days at UTS (University of Technology Sydney).
It was great to have the opportunity to share with these young people the importance of developing ICT, media & creativity skills so that they can brand themselves and stand out form the crowd in their studies and in their future work prospects.
One of the UNSW Adobe reps, Priyanka Chitnis, shared the stage with me to give her story to the young people in the room. She has just about completed her degree and has been developing design, ICT & multimedia skills in a wide range of areas in the hope of starting her own business. She did a great job and was a inspiration to all the students, especially the girls in the audience.
The Adobe stand was looked after by Heidie Fisher from IC Central, Adobe’s certification partner. There was a lot of interests from school students, university students and teachers about Adobe Certification, how to best learn Adobe products and the Adobe Education Exchange.
Here are some more images of the Sydney event …
Next week, the Big Day In moves to Wagga Wagga.