Industry Partners

Connect with schools and students in your local area

As part of ACS’ ICT GISP delivery model we are looking to establish School and Industry Clusters in the Metropolitan, South East, Darling Downs / South West, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, North Coast, North Queensland and Far North Queensland regions.

The ICT GISP is seeking local industry partners and supporters to be part of our program to undertake careers talks, to provide experiential learning experiences for both students and educators, for work experience opportunities, internships and formal ICT trainee pathways.

The program aims to provide education and career opportunities for school students and educators by connecting them with industry so they are able to make informed subject selections, apply more holistic teaching methodologies and make better decisions about a pathway into an ICT career or related industry.

This provides industry partners to help educators understand the practicalities of industry, to gain access to emerging talent that are not only motivated, but informed and skilled about their study options and entry into the workforce.

Continued strong demand in the ICT sector has seen seven years of 2.5% average annual growth, far above the overall Australian labour market of 1.7%. Meeting the voracious demands for more technology workers from Australia’s businesses will be a huge challenge with only 1 000 Queenslanders graduating from Qld universities at the end of 2017.

With over 13 000 new ICT roles forecast to be created in Queensland over the next 4 years, we are seeking industry partners to help us raise awareness and understanding of the career opportunities and pathways afforded through the tech sector, and aim to help address some of the skills shortages for employers by assisting young Queenslanders to transition directly into the workforce, vocational pathways or further education.

Application process

  1. Complete the application form below

  2. The ACS ICT GISP Project Manager will contact you within 48 hours to profile your business and discuss your eligibility for the program

  3. We’ll draft an agreement and build a plan to onboard you as an Industry Partner

  4. ACS and the owner of your company will sign an MoU

  5. As part of this onboarding process, we will connect you with schools across Queensland



Please register your interest and our ICT GISP Project Manager will contact you to discuss how you could be involved

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Current Partners
Department of Education, Small Business and Investment (DESBT)
ACS Foundation

River City Labs