Organisations and groups that have participated in past National ICT Careers Weeks
Welcome back and thank you again for being interested in participating in the 2016 National ICT Careers Week. We appreciate your interest and passion in encouraging young people to study and have a career in ICT.
We would be grateful if you could confirm that your organisation or group will be participating again by using the online registration form.
We have attempted to minimise that process for organisations and groups who have participated in past National ICT Careers Week and so we ask that you use your user name and password to simply update your organisation details and add in your planned events or activities for the 2016 National ICT Careers Week.
What is new for previous participants in National ICT Careers Week?
We have revamped the website, in part to make the re-registration easier for organisations that have participated in previous National ICT Careers Weeks.
Again please note that the National ICT Career Week is largely decentralised and the steering committee does not have a role in approving or controlling the types and style of marketing initiatives and activities conducted by the participating organisations in National ICT Career Week.
The Australian Government Information Management Office and the TAFE Director's Association have joined the National ICT Careers Week Steering Committee.
We will be running an orientation teleconference before National ICT Careers week which will focus mainly on first time participants details.
When is the National ICT Careers Week?
This year's Careers Week - Monday 25 July to Sunday 31 July 2016 - was selected as it best fits in with career activities by various state and territory governments, school terms, and university open days running from August.
While the National Career Week is set for 25 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, events and activities associated with promoting ICT study and careers can be conducted outside this week. Use the Week to advertise or market events that will be held later in the year.
What events and activities are generally presented during National ICT Careers Week?
Here are some examples of activities and events that organisations have presented in previous National ICT Career Weeks and might be worth considering this year:
- career and study information sessions for school students, teachers and parents
- ICT study and career seminars for career counsellors
- ICT conferences and exhibitions for young people in ICT
- study and career information - online and offline
- film, animation and robot demonstrations
- functions and events in the use of personal computing and smart devices
- visits to ICT university faculties and TAFE campuses
- visits by school students to ICT companies
- supportive media releases by industry and education leaders
- media releases on new ICT studies and career opportunities
- and many more.
Some organisations have demonstrated cutting-edge technology in areas ranging from climate change solutions, state-of-the-art security applications, space technologies, medical robotics and artificial intelligence to animation, entertainment and fashion.
Your organisation might already have ICT career activities or events. These can be brought under the National ICT Careers banner.
You might have events that are to occur later in the year, however, these events can be advertised during the National ICT Career Week.
You may wish to partner with your local university / TAFE / school, and present a joint education/industry event or demonstration.
Please do not hesitate to be creative and different - It all adds to the richness of ICT study and careers.
The National ICT Career Week steering committee has no role in ‘approving' your proposed events and programs. We leave that up to your good judgment, however we might be able to help with ideas and so please call us directly.
Is the National ICT Careers Week brand available?
Participating organisations are encouraged to use the National ICT Careers banner, which are downloadable to organisations and groups that register for the National ICT Careers Week. Three banners in jpg format are available and so choose the one(s) that suit your needs.
The National ICT Careers brand is based on the national National ICT Careers banner that is used by private and public organisations interested in promoting ICT studies and careers.The Victorian Government developed the brand, and given the national interest to promote ICT studies and careers, it has made it available to National ICT Careers Week.
National ICT Careers banners may be used in conjunction with your organisation's logo and branding.Click to download the National ICT Careers Week banners.
What National ICT Careers Week brochures and other marketing materials are available?
The steering committee has produced a range of printable materials for use with National ICT Careers Week.
What are the key messages presented during National ICT Careers Week?
Participating organisations are encouraged to use an agreed set of key messages in their general marketing. Participating organisations are encouraged to give positive messages about ICT study and careers and to present the opportunities offered.
Organisations are discouraged from using terms such as ‘skills crisis' that provide the wrong emphasis to the nature of Careers Week.
Are there any official events organised by the National ICT Careers Week steering committee?
The national launch of the National Careers Week will be held at a date to be confirmed in early 2016.
Other keynote events include announcements of events and activities by State and Territory Government Ministers.
Are testimonials about ICT studies and careers available?
Yes. Key individuals from industry and from the ranks of young people contribute their careers and testimonials to improve the appreciation by young people of the opportunities presented by ICT studies and careers.
What connections are made between organisations participating and the steering committee?
An orientation teleconference will be held at a date to be confirmed early 2016 to share and exchange information as well as to request assistance and support.
You will also receive an e-newsletter to keep you informed of upcoming news, to provide administration advice and to respond to matters raised.
What are the steps to be involved in the 2016 National ICT Careers Week?
Step 1 - Re- register your organisation or group - even if it is just your organisation and contact details. You can provide the details of your activity/event later. This is a simple process.
You will be asked for your username and password. This is to allow you to add or change your entry about your organisation or group's event at a later time.
If you can't recall your username and password, simply create a new record and we will resolve any duplication.
Step 2 - obtain National ICT Careers banners by downloading from this web site
Step 3 - update your activities or event. Your information will be listed in the events and activities list. This will also allow participating organisations to be acquainted with what others are doing, journalists will have opportunities to cover particular events, and help people sign up to attend events and activities.
Step 4 - make your arrangements
Step 5 - market your activity or event
Step 6 - run your event or activity
Now register your organisation or group to be involved in the 2016 National ICT Careers WeekThank you for your participation in National ICT Careers Week and being willing to create and undertake activities and advertising to promote and market ICT studies and careers.