Welcome to Russell Kelly

TasICT renews its focus on creating ICT jobs in the State and growing the tech industry with the appointment of experienced communications and corporate affairs advocate Russell Kelly as our new General Manager.

Formerly NBN Co’s Tasmanian Corporate Affairs Manager, Russell steps into the role with jobs and investment firmly on TasICT’s agenda.

An early priority is to help the Tasmanian Government develop a strong unified approach on science and technology.

The TasICT Committee is looking forward to a terrific year ahead David Mills, Charmaine Stanton, Karen Murfett, Kathleen MacKay, Melissa Wagner, Nigel Bailey, Nick Bird and Hayley Sheppard, along with our Events Manager, Katharine Jayne.

If you want to contact Russell, you can find him on: ceo@tasict.com.au

Firm Focus on Industry Growth and ICT Jobs

This week TasICT signed the Technology Industry Skills Compact between the Tasmanian Government, TasICT and the Australian Computer Society.

This is the culmination of months of work by many people – and Georgie Brown and the entire Workforce Development and Diversity Sub Committee deserve credit for steering this compact to inception.

The Skills Compact and associated Action Plan promotes tech as a career choice for learners in high schools and college – and make it easier for them to move into vocational training to study tech. It will play a part in helping learners get tech ready, and help our businesses adopt a mindset of employing locals as much as possible.

You can check out more about the Technology Industry Skills Compact at Skills Tasmania.

Skilled Visas Information Session Launceston

Launceston – Wednesday 5th June – 9.30am-10.30am

Tiffany Brooks joins us from the Department of Home Affairs where she is a Business, Industry and Regional Outreach (BIRO) officer. Tiffany’s role is to engage with Tasmanians about the Migration Program and increase understanding of visa pathway options.

If you’re looking to recruit for a hard-to-fill role where no Australians are available, expecting to need a skilled workforce in the future which is unlikely to be sourced locally, or work for an organisation that supports regional/economic/industry development this info session is for you.

Free to attend, but numbers are limited. RSVP to kevin.turner2@industry.gov.au

ICT Training Package Needs and Gap Analysis Project

The FSO is the Jobs and Skills Council (JSC) for finance, technology and business. They recognise that the rapid evolution of technology demands a dynamic approach to training, ensuring it remains relevant and effective in meeting the evolving needs of industry and employers.

Your insights and perspectives are invaluable, and you are invited to engage through surveys and consultations to provide your input on various aspects such as the current usage, perception, and effectiveness of the ICT Training Package.

You are invited to share your knowledge and experience with the ICT training products via the Consultation Group. 

Tickets & Table Bookings Now Open for TasICT Excellence Awards

You can now book your table of 10 or individual tickets to be there for a fabulous night of networking and celebration of the 2024 TasICT Excellence Awards & Dinner.

This year’s Awards Event will be filled with glamour and glitz, so dust off your best suit or gown and heels and come along to enjoy this event with friends, workmates, clients or colleagues!

Friday 28th June

Blundstone Arena Function Centre

6.30pm arrival for 7.30pm start

Dress Code: Formal Elegance

Partner Sponsors’ Acknowledgement

We welcome FORTINET as a Bronze Partner for 2024.Our Member Companies have the opportunity to partner with us with either a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE package, and align your company to the shared vision of TasICT – uniting diverse tech stakeholders, championing collaboration, innovation, and growth for a vibrant, future-ready community.

Make a valuable investment for 2024 by partnering with TasICT’s industry events, increase your company’s brand visibility, engage with your target audience in Tasmania by positioning your company as one of the thought leaders in the industry.

Contact Katharine Jayne to find out more: events@tasict.com.au

From our Newsletter 31 May 2024