Last week I was invited to attend the Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network (CCLLEN) ICT forum for Year 9 students at Kyabram P-12 College. This interactive even featured young ICT professionals, higher education and industry representatives providing real insights into ICT studies and careers. Technology in areas ranging from games, robotics, applications and what drives a computer, were featured in a fun and interactive way.
Students participated in a series of hands-on workshops and found out about qualifications, skills and interests that are vital to succeed in many aspects of the ICT sector including:
- Robotics from La Trobe University
- Game Making from GOTAFE
- Software and app development La Trobe University
- Computer repairs and maintenance from Advance Computing, Kyabram
- Multimedia cartooning from Splatoon Cartoons, Beechworth
The event was in good hands with a year 10 student being MC for the day; and students enjoyed the Q&A panel featuring three young people working in ICT industry.
The event was a great example of schools connecting with local industry and educator providers. It also showcased how engaged students are listening to other young people.
For more information contact CCLLEN: http://www.ccllen.com.au/contact-us.html
Local newspaper story: ICT 2014 Ky Free Press