19 October 2022
ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, and CAUDIT (the Council of Australasian Directors of IT), have renewed their partnership to continue supporting and developing the next generation of tech workers.
The announcement, made at CAUDIT’s Spring Members Meeting in Brisbane last week, extended the two organisations’ 2021 agreement for a further two years as part of both organisations’ goals to increase the tech sector’s capacity and diversity.
CAUDIT aims to increase diversity in the educational tech sector while ACS is focused on increasing professionalism and participation across all IT sectors. Both parties believe their combined initiatives will ensure a diverse, highly skilled technology workforce of 1.2m people by 2027.
ACS President, Dr. Nick Tate said he looked forward to an even closer relationship with the university sector through CAUDIT: “The Australian Computer Society and the Council of Australasian Directors of IT, as two member-based organisations of ICT professionals, have renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
“The MOU will allow CAUDIT members to gain access to professional development, events and networking opportunities as well as ACS’s range of thought leadership publications such as the recent ACS Digital Pulse, Blockchain Fundamentals report and the Guide to the IT Professions survey we launched last week.”
Greg Sawyer, CAUDIT CEO, added: “The MOU will continue to strengthen the long-standing collaboration between CAUDIT and ACS. We look forward to continuing to support member education and development, sharing resources and the opportunities to collaborate in securing the future of our industry.”
CAUDIT is a member organisation made up of Australasian universities and research institutes that works to enable the application of digital capabilities to transform education and research. CAUDIT provides services that foster collaboration, leadership and good practice among members.
The MoU signed last week is due to ACS and CAUDIT being aligned with the goal of increasing Australasia’s digital skills, capacity, and diversity. Both parties believe the extended partnership will help tech professionals to plan their career, learn new skills, grow their networks, stay up to date with industry trends, along with being inspired by industry leaders from both organisations.
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ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 35,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.
Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.
ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.
Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.