What is Go Girl?

Go Girl, Go for IT is a free IT career showcase run by the Victorian ICT for Women network for all Secondary School Girls to hear about the incredible range of vocational avenues that are available in IT.  It is being held at Deakin University, Burwood Campus on Tuesday, 16th August 2016.

Go Girl, Go for IT aims to excite and engage female secondary school students by introducing them to the vast range of global, lucrative and varied career options in IT. The event focuses on inspiring students with fantastic role model speakers, showcasing technology of the future and challenging their preconceptions of a career in IT. There will be access to a wealth of information that will assist students in making informed decisions about a career in IT.

Schools can register their interest in attending by emailing schools@gogirlgoforit.com

Who Should Attend?

The event is open to all Victorian secondary school girls. We encourage all students to attend, regardless of the subjects they are currently studying. We also recommended that Academic staff attend too so that they can appreciate and promote IT careers for females. Academic staff including (but not limited to):

  • Year Advisors
  • Careers Advisors
  • ICT Subject Teachers
  • Business Subject Teachers

Attendance at the event is FREE and travel is subsidised.

 Please contact us for more information.

Who runs this program?

Go Girl, Go for IT is a program run by The Victorian ICT for Women Network, an industry-driven initiative which aims to facilitate entry, retention and progression for women working in ICT.

The network was established in response to a growing acknowledgement by government and the industry of the declining number of women entering the industry as well as the impact of current low participation levels on the skills base of ICT in Victoria. The Network represents a real desire by government, corporates and vendors to ‘invest in action’ to address the skills gap and lack of interest in pursuing ICT careers by increasing awareness of the diversity of ICT roles.

The Network is a critical link between government, business, the education sector and other industry associations to collaborate on, and influence the direction of ICT in Victoria.

Through a range of practical, sustainable initiatives, the Network will provide:

  • Personal and professional networking
  • Knowledge and skills development
  • Career and business development
  • Access to and connection with other women in ICT
  • Education forums and events
  • Mentoring and scholarship programs
  • Regular member communication

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