As part of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Election platform to strengthen the digital economy, the ACS has announced a further investment in university student offering.
Speaking at the National iAwards, ACS Chief Executive, Alan Patterson today urged policy makers not to forget the future of Australia’s digital economy was not in their hands, but in the minds of the young.
“One in ten ACS members are students and report that to be competitive they need polished professional skills as well as help in securing their first role or signing up their first customer,” said Mr Patterson.
The ACS university student offering seeks, in keeping with the digital fluency and nativity of university students today, to encourage innovation.
ACS student offering provides access to
· Connection to the largest network of ICT professionals in Australia, with unique insights into exciting technology developments, innovation, startups and leading entrepreneurs
· Subscription to PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and Information Age magazines
· Access to over 600 professional development and networking events every year
· ACS member rewards, including discounted technology products and services
· MySFIA online self-assessment tool to determine skills profiles and mapping of career pathways
· Professional skills courses to fast track career development
· Starting August 16, up to 100 new IT and professional skills short videos being released every week for 15 weeks which is in addition to the extensive vodcast library already available.
“Recognising the need to provide assurance to potential clients and investors, the ACS student offering includes for as little as $60.00 per year professional indemnity insurance for university students earning less than $25,000 per annum in ICT consultancy fees with coverage of between $10,000,000 and $20,000,000.” Said Mr Patterson.
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