The BiG Day In is an IT careers conference designed by students for students in association with the Australian Computer Society Foundation. It is designed for both high school (Years 9-12) and University students interested in careers in technology and involves events throughout Australia.
Here is a video that gives a taste of what a BiG Day In event is like …
The Sunshine Coast event involved nearly 400 students and was hosted at the fabulous Innovation Centre at the Sunshine Coast University.
I have had the pleasure of presenting at a number of BiG Day In events over the past 18 months, sharing about the skills that industry is looking for young people as they come out of schools and university.
At this event, I shared some of the thought leadership of Marc Prensky who has outlines specific skill sets that young people should be aiming at developing to help them as they enter an ever changing work future workforce where ICT is at the forefront.
Find out more about Marc Prensky’s though leadership in this area via: http://marcprensky.com/
During the morning tea & lunch breaks at a BiG Day In event, it is always great to meet so many young people and find out what their passions are and share with them the value of developing skills with the wide range of software offered by Adobe.
It is always lovely to also support the work of XCERIO, Adobe’s certification partner, and encourage teachers and students to consider working towards formal certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver or Premiere Pro. Not only are these certifications recognized by industry, in Queensland passing an Adobe Certified Associate exam also contributes to a student’s senior high school certificate (QCE). Find out more via http://www.xcerio.com/certifications/adobe/