SAP YOUNG ICT EXPLORERS (YICTI)

Young ICT Explorers is a non-profit competition, which has been created by SAP to encourage school students to create their best Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related projects. The competition’s alignment with the school curriculum enables students to apply what they learn in their ICT classroom to develop a technology related project of their choice. At the judging event, students have the opportunity to present their project to a judging panel of academia, industry partners and ICT professionals. Each project is assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation.

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Bebras

Bebras is an international initiative whose goal is to promote computational thinking for teachers and students (ages 8-17 / school years 3-12). Bebras is aligned with and supports the new Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.

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Big Day In

Big Day In is an ICT careers conference with a difference, it’s organised, run and hosted by students for students. The ACS Foundation facilitates leading speakers from companies who speak about the future of technology and how students can get involved in shaping the future. At the conference, student learn about career advancement skills, understand, how they can define themselves as future leaders, learn from graduates, and get access to technology companies.

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Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. The campaign is coordinated by Code.org, a US based not-for-profit. Digital Careers is proud to support the initiative in Australia.

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CAREER FAIRS

Career Fairs are an opportunity for students (as well as for their parents, teachers and career advisors) to receive quality information on future career and study options. In 2015 Digital Careers will participate in a number of career fairs across the country (in regional areas and capital cities). ICT industry representatives, together with Digital Careers staff, volunteer their time to speak directly with students about career opportunities in the technology space. Digital Careers believes that providing quality and up-to-date information is the key to encouraging students’ interest in technologies, helping them understand real-life applications of ICT and feel more confident in choosing ICT as a career.

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