Apply for the ACS Victoria Technology Talent Program and be mentored by an ICT Leader

June 2022

Highlights

  •  This program is an exciting and rare opportunity for ACS Victoria student & graduate members to gain further support from a highly skilled tech professional from a multinational organisation.
  • Participants will be split into 3 groups and mentored by ICT industry leaders.

ACS Victoria along with 3 Mentors will choose up to 24 outstanding students and graduates, who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing their careers and have shown an eagerness to be a part of this Technology Talent Program.

This program is a 6-week program, which aims to provide successful outstanding students and graduates with the opportunity to learn from skilled professional through a series of group mentoring sessions and soft skills-based training. -p

The program provides emerging professionals with the tools and guidance to carve a pathway into a successful career in ICT.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this program, you must be an ACS student, Professional Year Program student, 1st Year or 2nd Year Graduate member residing in Victoria and meet the program criteria.

What information am I required to provide?

You will need to complete the application form with the following information:

-        Provide a brief outline of your studies and any IT experience (max 100 words)

-        How would this prize and mentoring opportunity assist you to accelerate your ICT career? (Max 300 words)

-        Brief elevator pitch – why should you be selected to participate in this program above other applicants? (Max 100 words)

How do you get shortlisted?

The 24 successful applicants, who meet the eligibility requirements, will be reviewed, and selected by an ICT Leader/mentor together with the ACS program coordinator, based on their commitment and aspiration.

 

What will I get from the program?

Successful applicants will receive:

-        2 x Group exclusive mentoring training sessions with a Technology Leader

-        1 x Group exclusive session on soft skills

-        1 x Ticket to the Tech and Employability Skills Half-Day Conference

-        Digital badge of participation

How can I enter?

You must meet the requirements stated in the Terms and Conditions:

-        Applicants must be an ACS Victoria student, professional year student, 1st or 2nd Year graduate member and apply for the program between the application open and closing dates.

-        Applications need to be sent via email [email protected]


Download the application form here
https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/membership/insights_resources/ACS-Victoria-Technology-Talent-Program-application-form.pdf

Important dates:

Applications open:10am Monday 1 August 2022

Applications close: 5pm Monday 29 August 2022

“The ACS membership has provided me with a solid foundational step to my career. I was fortunate to be one of the 24 members of the prestigious ACS Victoria Technology Talent Program. As a result, I got the chance to meet my peers and success-driven professionals, develop my skills through a series of workshops, and be mentored by industry experts. I learned from my peers’ experiences and stories through the networking sessions.  In addition, the workshops provided me with valuable insights on how to approach and maintain communication with potential employers. Most importantly, however, is the opportunity to be mentored by Steven Pereira, whose advice I hold dear to my heart. He also gave me practical and invaluable guidance on starting and maintaining a successful career in the IT field.”

Nathan Pham

Bachelor of Information Technology, Monash University Graduate

ACS Technology Talent Program 2020 - Mentee