NSW Minister for Skills at Adobe

On Wednesday 11th May, The Hon. John Barilaro, MP (NSW Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business) visited the Adobe Sydney office to thank Adobe for being a partner in his NSW Jobs for Tomorrow Scholarships initiative.


(Left to right) Ben Forta (Sr. Director, Education Initiatives), Me, Hon. John Barilaro, Chris Skelton Sr. Director, Enterprise Sales ANZ) & Wayne Weisse (Manager Enterprise Sales)

The Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships are for NSW students who have skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). From 2016, the NSW Department of Industry are offering 25,000 scholarships over four years.

Adobe is one of many industry partners who are happy to open their doors for some of the scholarship recipients and give them a taste of the IT industry.

It was a pleasure to welcome the Minsiter as well as a number of industry representatives, students, teachers and members of the Adobe Education Community to this event.



The Minister shared about his passion for encouraging students to consider entrepreneurship and turn their skills and passions into a future job.


Ben Forta, who was visiting form the US, also addressed the visitors and shared about some of his experiences working for Adobe for 18 years.



It was great meeting some of the scholarship winners and their teachers.

A personal highlight for me was having AEL Chris Woldhuis and his media crew from Northern Beaches Christian School there to capture the event.


Here are some images of the event…