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Women Rock-IT Event – Empowering 130 Women to Pursue Careers in IT

Prodigy Learning joins key female IT Industry Experts to inspire women to complete IT certifications and take up careers in technology at TAFE SA's Women Rock-IT Event.
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Women Rock-IT Event – Empowering 130 Women to Pursue Careers in IT

Prodigy Learning is delighted to have joined industry experts at TAFE SA’s Women Rock-IT event to share inspiring journeys and practical advice with students and job seekers.

Eimer Henderson, Account Manager, Prodigy Learning joined the industry panel sharing opportunities for women in IT and how they’ve turned their passion into rewarding careers.

In Australia, only 29% of those working in technology occupations are women. In the sector’s technical and professional roles, women make up 26% of the workforce. (ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse, Deloitte Access Economics, 2020).

An audience of 130 women heard from keynote speakers and enjoyed a panel discussion with some of the industry’s key female role models:

  • Paula Oliver, Manager, AustCyber SA Node
  • Rupa Mathur, Head of Integration and Automation, Pernix
  • Eimer Henderson, Account Manager, Prodigy Learning
  • Rhoda Miller-Birkby, Manager, DXC Technology
  • Deb Farrell, Lecturer, TAFE SA Information Technology Studies

The Women Rock-IT event highlighted the demand for IT skills and the potential for women to develop rewarding careers in the industry.

The Training and Skills Commission’s Workforce Insights report into the Information and Communication Technology sector identified a shortage of skills in the local IT industry,” said Frank Annese (Education Manager, TAFE SA).

The report, predicted demand would continue to grow by 2.3 per cent per annum as new technology continues to roll out across many industries. We’re hopeful that these conversations will help raise awareness of the opportunities available in the IT sector.”

MOSAU 2020 Award Presentation

It was fantastic to close the event by presenting the Microsoft Office Specialist MOSAU 2020 Champion Award to Lianna Andersen. Lianna proved her Microsoft Office Digital Skills to be the Best of the Best in Australia, winning her the chance of a lifetime to compete at the MOS World Championship Final.

Prodigy is honoured to present the incredible achievement to Lianna, a TAFE SA student who is using her Digital Skills and globally, industry-recognised certification to pursue her career in IT.

Today’s Women Rock-IT event has been key to inspiring more women to complete IT certifications and take up careers in technology. Digital skills have never been more important, and it is our honour to crown the MOS Australian Champion who will represent the region at the World Championship Final in 2021. Certification to prove Digital Skills on Lianna’s CV will set her apart from peers in her future career pursuits” said Eimer Henderson (Account Manager, Prodigy Learning).

Guests also had the opportunity to ask questions and network over afternoon tea. You can access a recording of the event here: Women Rock IT – YouTube.

About Prodigy Learning

Prodigy Learning is an award-winning global EdTech business, providing innovative online platforms that enable learners to develop and prove their skills. The Company was established in 2000 and now has offices in Dublin, Ireland, London, UK, Sydney, Australia and New York, United States.

To learn more, visit www.prodigylearning.com

Published on Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021

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