Preparing the digital workforce of the future
The world of work is in a massive transition to an ever more global, technology driven, flexible economy in which whole progressions are being altered, new professions are coming into existence and traditional jobs are being disrupted by automation. To prepare young Australians for this future we must reshape our mindset and current systems to become incubators of thinking and experimentation, to empower our young people, and to drive our economy and nation forward.
FYA and ACS will discuss the research and work they are undertaking to support young digital professionals to prepare for the future workforce. Through its “Young IT” project, ACS is supporting its young professionals and graduates through networking, insights into the future realm and certification support. And FYA is reframing the discussion about the mindset and skills young people need to thrive and navigate the rapidly changing world of work of today and tomorrow.
The session will also feature perspectives from young digital professionals in both ACS and FYA’s networks, with current ACS Young IT Chair, Emily Rich, and FYA Alumnus and Founder of SciGround, Andy Barley, providing their take on the changing world of work
Andy Barley is a social entrepreneur and science communicator with a passion for empowering young people to change their future.
Bronwyn Lee is passionate about redefining the role of young people in our society and how the not-for- profit sector can drive social innovation in Australia. She has a deep practical and theoretical knowledge of the commun...
Ms Emily Rich, Co-founder/Director at JemSoft Pty Ltd; Chair of ACS Young IT Special Interest Group, ACS Branch Executive Committee Member. Emily Rich is the co-founder and of Jemsoft, a machine learning and computer vision ...
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