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ACS QLD Downs and South West Chapter and University of Southern Queensland presents: ICT Career Pathways

Join ACS Downs South West Chapter and University of Southern Queensland for a local panel event, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on ICT Career Pathways focused on improving awareness of the full scope of employment and skilling pathways in the local ICT sector. Hear and understand the skills challenges, career pathway and skilling opportunities in Content and Design (Application), Technology Services, Business Services and Product Development, with panelists sharing their respective expertise and insights. Complimentary canapes will be served to support a great night of networking for the local tech profession.

Registration End Date: Mon, 23 May, 05:00 PM

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  • where

  • USQ Toowoomba - B Block
    487-535 West Street
    Darling Heights QLD 4350
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 25 May, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 25 May, 07:30 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $0.00
  • Member-Concessional: $0.00
  • Non-Member: $0.00

<span><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Join ACS Downs South West Chapter and University of Southern Queensland for a local panel event, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on ICT Career Pathways focused on improving awareness of the full scope of employment and skilling pathways in the local ICT sector. Hear and understand the skills challenges, career pathway and skilling opportunities in Content and Design (Application), Technology Services, Business Services and Product Development, with </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">panelists</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> sharing their respective expertise and insights. Complimentary canapes will be served to support a great night of networking for the local tech profession.</span></font></span><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HuIlb&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1651027235000"></img><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HuIlg&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1651027331000"></img>

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CPD HOURS

2

SKILL

Business Skills -> Level 3

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Jorgensen

Matthew Jorgensen

GISP Project Manager, Australian Computer Society

Matthew Jorgensen is the Project Manager for the Queensland Government-supported Gateway to Industry Schools Program. The ICT GISP connects schools to tech industry leaders to provide experiential learning and promote careers in ICT. He has been a Primary School Teacher and Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, and prior to joining ACS was the Director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College.

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Panellist

Brendan McDonald

Brendan McDonald

Director, Clevvi

With over 20 years of industry experience, Brendan is the director of Clevvi, a Marketing and Digital Innovation agency offering a range of services including web development, digital content creation, digital marketing, Integrations, App development and software engineering.
In 2015 Brendan was recognised as one of the winners of the ‘Regional Online Hero’ award, a joint initiative between Google and the Regional Australia Institute, in recognition for outstanding use of the internet and digital technologies.
With a wealth of marketing experience Brendan leads Clevvi’s Toowoomba based marketing team which includes digital content specialists, digital marketers, graphic designers and web developers.
 

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Panellist

Michelle Rogers

Michelle Rogers

Project Lead, B2E CRM Employer Portal Project, TAFE Queensland

The diverse industry experience covering Finance, Mining, Safety and Student Management, in both Australia and the United Kingdom, has positioned Michelle well as project lead on major digital transformation projects at TAFE Queensland. Her most recent projects have included Customer Relationship Management Platforms; Apprentice and Traineeship Booking and Education Management Systems and currently the Employer Training Information Portal.  Her experience provided her with the necessary people management skills to enable accountability and successful delivery of major ICT platforms that transform the way work is done.


After completing her degree in Business Management, Michelle has developed her people leadership skills and her ICT project management skills with Diplomas in Leadership and Project Management as well as technical skills through Foundation and Practitioner levels of PRINCE2 project management. Michelle loves the challenge of changing how work is done and bringing people on the journey through change management principles.  Michelle is committed to using technologies to provide efficient and effective solutions that free humans up to bring their best human skills to the workplace. 
 

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Panellist

Ryan Cooling

Ryan Cooling

IT Manager, Wagner Corporations

Ryan is a skilled IT professional with over 15 years’ experience, primarily in consulting and managed services. He started his career in the Army and branched out into the private IT sector working with various local, interstate and multinational companies as well as government agencies. Joining Wagner Corporation in 2019 as their IT Manager, Ryan has been instrumental in delivering secure, reliable, high performance IT infrastructure and operations across Wellcamp Airport, Wellcamp Business Park, Wagners Pinkenba Wharf and their carrier business Wellcamp Telecommunications. He has been a key part to the company’s continued IT strategy and development. 

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Panellist

Linda Galligan

Linda Galligan

Associate Professor and Head, School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing, University of Southern Queensland

Linda Galligan is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Health Engineering and Sciences at USQ and is currently Head of the School of Mathematics, Physics, and Computing. She has taught first year mathematics and statistics courses and has strong links with schools providing mathematics programs and activities for students and teachers. Her research includes language and mathematics, and student preparation for numeracy demands of university. More recently her focus has been on technology enhanced learning, and is a current member of the Technology Enhanced Learning Research Collaborative at USQ. In 2021 the team was short listed for UKs Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Learning Technologist of the Year Team Award
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Panellist

Cameron Sternsdorf

Cameron Sternsdorf

Information Security Analyst, Heritage Bank

Cameron has been working in IT for over a decade, building diverse experience in multiple technology fields, including work as a technical support officer, system administrator, network engineer and more recently working as a security analyst and security solution consultant with a focus on GRC. He is currently completing his final thesis in a Masters of Cyber Security, focusing on Agile GRC in Security.
 

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Rouz Fard

Rouz Fard

Employability Coordinator, University of Southern Queensland

Experienced industry relationships manager with a demonstrated history of working in skills development to build a future ready workforce in various industries. Highly skilled in Learning Management, Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training, Industry Linkage, Business Development, and consulting with great passion for regional Queensland. Rouz commenced in Student portfolio of the Academic Division at the University of Southern Queensland in 2019. He is actively building mutually beneficial relationships between industry, students, and university to drive innovation in industry collaborations, student success and regional outcomes for our communities through engagement. Rouz is currently a board member on Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Regional Development Australia DDSW and a committee member on Australian Computer Society Downs Southwest Chapter and Toowoomba Regional Jobs Committee as well as Portfolio leader of Future Leaders Advisory Group.
Rouz is a strong business professional graduated from University of Southern Queensland, and holds several professional memberships, including:
  • Australian Association of Graduate Employers
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • Graduate Management Association of Australia
  • National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory


 

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487-535 West Street,Darling Heights,QLD,Australia

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