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ACS Think Tank: Skilled Migration (Virtual)

Skilled Migration: Is Australia's approach to skilled migration working? What can be done to improve it?

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Thu, 09 Feb, 09:00 AM

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    Thu, 09 Feb, 01:30 PM

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    Thu, 09 Feb, 03:00 PM
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<img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1658713941000"></img><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Skilled migration: Is Australia&#39;s approach to skilled migration working? What can be done to improve it?</strong></span></span><br><br>Professional migration is an evolving challenge for Australia. With growing skill gaps, the technology industry is continuously bemoaning a lack of capable professionals in critical areas such as cyber security, artificial intelligence and data analysis, to name a few. Australia will need 1.2 million skilled technologists by 2027, and we’re looking at a short fall of 330,000 workers if current enrolment and migration trends persist.<br><br>At the same time, concerns are being raised that Australian citizens should receive preference in competitive job markets before migrant candidates are considered, with discussions touching on a range of topics from immigration, to reskilling, and non-science pathways to STEM-preferred options.<br><br>So how do we strike a balance that ensures high-paying jobs for our existing IT professionals, while providing for migrant inclusion, diversity, and the support of the future technology needs of the country?<br><br>Join us for the next ACS Think Tank discussion where we&#39;ll be asking the question: Is Australia&#39;s approach to skilled migration working? What can be done to improve it?<br><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Attendees are invited to pre-submit their questions on this topic or suggest future topics through the <u><strong><a href="" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u> with the top unique questions being asked directly to our panel and in-room/virtual attendees.</span></span><br><br><br><strong>IMPORTANT INFORMATION:</strong><br>Lobby opens at the below times with the presentation to begin 30 minutes later: <ul><li>1:30pm (AWST)</li><li>4:00pm (ACDT)</li><li>4:30pm (AEDT) </li></ul> <br><br><u><strong><a href="" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u><br><br> 

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David Cook

David Cook

Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, Virtual Reality, Agricultural Data management

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Siobhan Casey

Siobhan Casey

Over Siobhan's 25+ year career she has worked in fintech, mortgages, logistics and retail.  She is a passionate supporter of Australia's innovation ecosystem and is currently Chief Growth Officer, Director, Migration Pathways and Acting Director, Communities at the ACS (Australian Computer Society) based in Sydney.  

Siobhan is also a Director/Advisory Board member for Wych (Banking as a Service), Director for Silicon Beach Australia, the oldest innovation community, Advisory Board Member and Mentor with Enterprise Ireland helping Irish businesses successfully scale into Australia, Innovation Mentor and Lecturer for Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Education Board Advisor to SP Jain Global School of Management and Board Advisor to BrainSTEM helping raise the next generation of STEM leaders.  

She has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), a Diploma in Project Management and a Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and Associate Degree of Applied Science, Hospitality Management + Black Belt in Hap Ki Do.

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Haydn Bell

Haydn Bell

Closing in on 25 years in the Perth Recruitment industry. Specialising in ICT recruitment through all levels from Graduate to Executive levels and now also managing the Leaders IT Services division of Peoplebank in WA. 

Current APSCco (formerly ITCRA) Chairperson in WA since 2002 and APSCO's WAITTA representative since 2015. Member of the ACS Foundation - WA Chapter since 2005. 

Goal is to take Peoplebank and Leaders IT Services to new heights and to ensure Peoplebank remains the market leader in WA in all the specialist areas it works in. ICT, Sales & Marketing and Executive.

Specialties: Recruitment Process Delivery, Recruitment Consulting, Career Management, IT Service Delivery

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Michelle Sandford

Michelle Sandford

Michelle has 20 years experience working in Tech for global companies that include IBM and Microsoft. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is now the Chairman of the ACS in WA. Michelle sits on various advisory boards and speaks at international conferences. She is an advocate for the games industry, for diversity, accessibility and inclusion and is regularly invited to speak to the next generation in tech at University STEM Events and Careers days.

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ACS Think Tank: Skilled Migration (Virtual)

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