Students contribute to STEM Strategy
Fourteen Darwin High School female students studying varied streams of IT participated in ‘My Path to Tech’ event at Darwin Convention Centre on 29 May.
The 'My Path to Tech' program was part of The NT Government’s Digital Territory Strategy and Action Plan in 2018 and set the future digital direction for the Northern Territory. My Path to Tech event focused on senior school students to Inspire Women into Technology and the next generation to take up careers in tech.
The event featured key note speakers, a panel discussion, interactive sessions and exhibition booths to encourage Year 10 and 11 girls to consider careers in the IT and digital sector. The event aligns with STEM in the Territory strategy 2018-2022 and will cover four key digital growth areas: data, user experience, social media and cyber.
Our students participated in panel discussion and interactive sessions.
Feedback from students:
The digital futures event was really fun, I especially enjoyed seeing all the new technology such as the virtual reality headsets and the face recognition technology. Having the opportunity to talk to successful women in tech was also super inspiring to me and showed me all the possibilities for growth and success in technology. Overall, I am glad I went because it was a bunch of fun.
My path to tech, was a really good experience to know about the different parts in the IT or technology. We got freebies and got to look at virtual reality programs and got to try them. We also got to see how to hack computers and we got to do a hunt which was really fun. I would recommend everyone to go, it is a really fun experience.
The Digital Futures Event helped me to understand what IT careers can offer and how it is important for more women to get involved in digital jobs. I already had a small idea of what career I wanted to do in the future, but the event helped me to see that there were many other jobs that I was interested in. The event also told me how I could choose the right career for me depending on what my interest and hobbies are. I now know more about what I want to do in the future and have a wider understanding of IT careers thanks to the Digital Futures event.