About 850 NSW secondary students, and a number of higher education students, attended day one of the Sydney Big Day In at University Technology Sydney (UTS) on Wednesday March 20.
The event was opened by Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice Chancellor & President, UTS.
Then the students heard from Anntonette (Anny) Dailey, Executive Director, Operations & Communications at the new Australian Space Agency.
She said that one of her KPIs is to create 20,000 future jobs in Australia’s new space industry. That was very exciting for the students to hear.
Then it was my turn to present my new Big Day In presentation for 2019, Skills to Thrive in the Future.
It really is a privilege to share some of the research around what skills are considered the most important to thrive in the future and challenge the students and teachers present to focus on those skills due assessment tasks at school and when ever possible.
Other presenters for this event included:
Richard White, CEO, WiseTech Global Ltd
Matthew Rockell, STEM & Scholarships Manager, Group Technology, Westpac
Dan Bowen, Microsoft
Matt Deshon & Genevieve Ash, TechnologyOne
Andy Kempson – Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Government
Alex Giangrasso, founder of Lace Space, Downunder Box & Advisori
Cesar Saez, Animal Logic
Corp. Alan Rowell, Defence Force Recruiting
Steve Doyle, Veeam
In between speakers, the students visited a range of industry reps at their stands to ask them questions.
At the Adobe stand, the students had the opportunity to play with Character animator and chat with Adobe staff.
Premiere Rush was the tool that most of the teachers were interested in knowing more about, but we covered a whole lot more.
For many of the teachers, it was their first time working with Adobe Spark, Character Animator, Photoshop, XD and a range of other Adobe apps.
I’d like to thank Adobe Education Leaders Chris Betcher and Brett Kent for their help running breakout workshops during the event.
Also, a special thank you to Rebecca Smith from Northern Beaches Christian School who stepped in at the last minute to run a Photoshop tips & tricks workshop.
This event was one of a range of Inject Creativity into the Curriculum events we are running around Australia. If you are keen to attend an event near you, use this Spark Page to find our more and register …