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Inspiring Your Next Career

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Brisbane, Tuesday 7 May 2013: The Australian Computer Society (ACS) today launched a program in Queensland to ICT professionals who have recently been retrenched or taken Voluntary Redundancies.

ACS Queensland Branch Chair, Mr Chris Bridge, launched the “Inspiring Your Next Career” program with three important goals: “The program will enable unemployed ACS members to make informed career choices; it will improve the prospects of members finding new rewarding jobs; and it will ensure that the Queensland economy continues to have access to well qualified and experienced ICT resources.”

”This program is a tangible example of how the ACS supports its members and as a professional society takes positive steps to assist members to adapt to difficult employment conditions."

The program helps people seek new employment, further education and training,
understand the opportunities and requirements of becoming a contractor, and starting their own business. These streams are supported by workshops, networking events, and the involvement of industry experts.

Senior ACS members will also act as facilitators and work with small groups of participants to offer encouragement, ideas and enthusiasm.

The program will run over 6 weeks and is free to ACS members.

The ACS is offering non-members who wish to participate a special subscriber fee of $60 that will give them access to ACS member services, events and resources.

The program will commence on June 11 and people can register at http://www.acs.org.au/branches/queensland/inspiring-your-next-career

For more information about the program, please contact: ACS Queensland on 07
3220 0666.

 

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Adam Redman +61 416 800 441 or adam.redman@acs.org.au

About the Australian Computer Society
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed.
The ACS strives for ICT to be recognised as a driver of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.