ACS has long been an advocate for advancing diversity in ICT to capture the full potential of the digital economy – projected by ACS to be worth $139b by 2020.
To achieve diversity in ICT, the ACS is continually taking measures to:
Foster the contribution of women
Up-skill and re-skill mature age workers
Actively support new graduates enter the profession
Embrace workers with various social and cultural backgrounds, as well as people with disabilities
140 individuals gathered at Zinc last week at Federation Square for the ACS Victoria 'Diversity – How far have we come?' breakfast.
The event was led by Maria Markman, Chair of ACS Victoria who addressed ACS’ commitment to diversity which took off in 2015 with the release of our report The Promise of Diversity in the ICT Profession.
Late last year, ACS announced a national taskforce to address diversity -- including the participation of women in ICT, mature-age workers, students, and those with disabilities –- at our inaugural Diversity Summit in Canberra.