Technology One takes a 'BYTE' for second year

TechnologyOne has signed on as major sponsor for Education Queensland’s Technology One Building Youth Technology Excellence (BYTE) Awards for the second consecutive year. 

The Technology One BYTE Awards are a competition for Queensland state school students that recognise and reward outstanding abilities in developing and using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in curriculum-related activities. 

Queensland Minister for Education and the Arts, Anna Blight, said she it was great to see leading Australian IT firm Technology One signing on as major sponsor for the second consecutive year. 

“Technology One’s sponsorship demonstrates the importance of local companies sharing their knowledge and success and helping to develop the next generation of technology professionals,” she said. 

Technology One’s Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said the company was proud to be the major sponsor of the Awards. 

“Technology One is committed to growing the IT sector by nurturing the talents of young Queenslanders,” he said. 

“The Technology One BYTE Awards are a great opportunity for students to be more involved with ICTs and challenging them to apply their knowledge in practical ways.” 

To participate in the 2005 awards, students must demonstrate their use of technology in a school-related activity or project. 

Entries can include websites, graphic designs, programming, robotics, video-editing or projects that have used ICTs improve a school assignment or any piece of assessment. 

There are three categories: ICTs and Senior Secondary School Students (Years 10-12); ICTs and Middle School Students (Years 4-9); and ICTs and Girls (Years 4-12). Entries must be in by close of business Friday 20 May 2005.” 

Winners will each receive a certificate and a new Apple iPod digital music player, and students in years 10, 11 and 12 will also be invited to take part in a five-day program of industry visits and workshops. 

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