Gateway to Industry Schools Program

An initiative from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and ACS

ACS is the professional association representing the ICT sector and profession in Australia. Representing over 44,000 members who work across industry, government research and education institutions and organisations, our vision is for Australia to be a world leader in technology talent that fosters innovation and creates new forms of value.

ACS’ ICT Gateway to Industry Schools program (GISP) seeks to assist secondary school students and their parents with subject selection, work placement and vocational training opportunities, to connect with industry and to consider and develop a pathway into a rewarding ICT career.

The project also intends to provide secondary educators with opportunities to participate in professional development activities, to connect them with industry and the types of opportunities afforded through a growing sector, and to connect them with other ICT educators across the nation to collaborate, to access teaching resources and to share ideas.

 


 

How Students Benefit

Technology shapes not only the way we live and the way we learn, but also the jobs we will have in the future - including those that are yet be created.

Being involved in the ICT GISP will provide students with valuable insight into what a tech career can offer, and access to unique advice and experiences that will help to validate and trial where a career in gaming, software development, cyber security or artificial intelligence could take them in the future.

How Schools Benefit

ICT Educators within the program can access advice on the latest technologies to understand, teach and leverage the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.

The program provides educators with tools, resources, and professional development while also connecting them to a national ICT Educators Community of Practice and local industry, to understand what tech employers are looking for and the opportunities for students looking to pursue an ICT career.

 

 

 

 


 

Students

Access subject selection advice, experiential learning, expert mentorship and insight into how you could develop a career in the tech sector, where you could work on projects that solve some of the greatest challenges our world faces – food security, homelessness, securing our energy supply and even saving lives.

Check out all the all roles via the ICT Interactive Careers Wheel

Educators

How will you stay up to date with the rapid changes in technology and reflect these changes in your curriculum? Being involved in the ICT GISP will provide you with the latest industry updates, teaching tools, learning resources and an expanded network of ICT Educators to connect with to help make ICT education easier.

Find out what's available for you and your students.

Events

The digital revolution is here and success will come to those who can leverage new technologies - fast and effectively. The ICT GISP will deliver professional development events for educators, and career events for students, virtually, and in-person, within School and Industry Clusters once the COVID-19 situation allows.

See the upcoming events in your area now.

 


 

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