During CeBIT Autralia 2012, The Hon Andrew Stoner MP, Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for Trade and Investment encouraged young people in NSW to consider studying information and communications technology (ICT) and take advantage of a potential jobs boom in the sector over the next decade.
Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner pictured to the right of this photo
Mr Stoner spent a considerable amount of time at CeBIT Australia 2012, touring the exhibition showfloor and meeting leading industry figures.
During discussions with the media his message was clear:
“Studying and pursuing a career in ICT is a great choice for people considering their future – the ICT industry in NSW is expanding rapidly and is an essential part of many industries around the world”.
“The digital economy is growing and will demand a vastly expanded workforce over the next 10 years which means that global competition for top quality digital skills will only get more intense”.
“NSW has long been at the forefront of research and development and investment in emerging technologies, and the State accounts for 39 per cent of ICT value-added output in Australia”.
“Some well-known examples of technologies developed in Sydney include the Google Maps software, developed by Google’s Sydney office, and WiFi, developed at CSIRO Sydney”.
“What better place to focus on careers in ICT than at CeBIT Australia 2012 where the most innovative of NSW’s technology companies are showcasing their products and services”.
Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner being interviewed by Sky News at CeBIT Australia 2012
“From its beginnings in 2008, ICT Careers Week has gone from strength to strength with more than 350 organisations participating”.
“Held from July 23 – 29, it showcases study and career opportunities in information and communications technology for young people and I encourage NSW students to consider a rewarding and engaging career in this flourishing sector”.
Mr Stoner said the NSW Government was committed to growing NSW’s ICT industries.
“We are developing a digital economy Industry Action Plan to outline a vision and strategy for the digital economy over the next decade in NSW,” he said.
“It will set out actions for both industry and Government that will encourage industry growth, productivity and innovation, and export performance.”