In Queensland Parliament on the 17 March – Leeanne Enoch MP, Queensland Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy, and Minister for Small Business announced the outstanding individuals who were selected as Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions. The program recognises outstanding individuals, from all walks of life, who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy.
Digital Careers nominated the three individuals below who were all accepted into the program.
While all three do incredible work, Digital Careers would particularly like to acknowledge Leigh Howser who has engaged with the Digital Careers program from its inception. Leigh does amazing work in North Qld and has inspired students and teachers.
Our Champions come from all walks of life and represent business, industry, social and regional communities.
They range from seniors helping their community to become more digitally savvy and participate on line – to students who are acting as mentors and encouraging other young Queenslanders to be innovators and creators of technology, not just consumers.
Champions include a researcher involved in mobile health innovation for the prevention of cardio disease, an indigenous Queenslander helping to preserve local languages through an App; and a range of small business operators who are using digital technology to improve business efficiencies and access global markets – sharing their knowledge with others in their SME communities.
Our Champions are involved in the Arts, Community Care, Health, Tourism, Manufacturing, Education sectors. They include multicultural and indigenous Queenslanders, and come from over 10 different regions from South East Queensland to Far North Queensland.
Be inspired by these individuals and their commitment to help others in their community – read their stories and start a conversation at www.qld.gov.au/digitalchampions ….. you can also meet our 10 inaugural Champs!