ACS has partnered with the NSW Public Service Commission to launch its inaugural Graduate Program, Digital Stream, providing ICT graduates with valuable workplace experience.

Participating graduates all hold an ICT-related degree or higher and were successful in a competitive NSW Government selection process to earn their right to participate in the program.

The 18-month program commenced virtually on 8 March, with 25 graduates and their managers, and consists of two face-to-face networking events and five virtual workshops.

The program includes ACS membership for the participating graduates.

The graduates work in a range of areas within the NSW Government including, Customer Service, Transport and Legal.

The networking events provide an opportunity for the graduates to interact and discuss experiences, while the workshops cover topics including Digital Product Management and Change Management.

Graduates utilise the Aspire Learning Journeys within the ACS Learning Accelerator, and in consultation with their managers, select the Aspire Learning Journey that best suits their role.

Specialisations within the Aspire Learning Journeys offered include cloud, data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, DevOps, IT Ops and project management.

The program was developed and delivered collaboratively with Donna Bristow, Senior Advisor, Public Service Commission; Michelle McShane, Project Support Officer, NSW Public Service Commission; Jamie Burrage, ACS NSW State Manager; Subha Syed, NSW Events and Membership Coordinator; and Rosemary Dore, ACS Education Product Development Manager.

More information about the NSW Government Graduate Program, Digital Stream, can be found here.

Rosemary Dore is the Education Product Development Manager at ACS and has over 20 years’ experience developing new education products for private and public-sector workplaces.