TechnologyOne inspires future STEM leaders at 'BiG Day In' Junior

Australia’s largest enterprise software provider TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) kicked off this year’s BiG Day InTM Junior sponsorship at Redlands co-educational school, Cremorne, in New South Wales this week.

Run by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation, BiG Day InTM Junior encourages students in grades five and six to engage in STEM subjects for a potential career in the IT industry.

A team of five TechnologyOne employees from R&D, consulting, people and culture, and pre-sales conducted workshops with groups of students as part of the kickoff at Cremorne.

The sessions engaged students in researching problems, identifying personas, designing and mocking an app to solve problems and pitching to classmates.

TechnologyOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edward Chung, says events like BiG Day InTM Junior demonstrate TechnologyOne’s commitment to driving STEM engagement and ensuring sustainability of the IT industry.

"Australia has an emerging shortage of STEM qualified professionals. We want to interest students in technology to strengthen the future of the technology industry,” said Mr Chung.

“The kids at BiG Day InTM Junior are our future industry leaders. It’s exciting to consider the creative impact they could have on the future of IT, and even the future of TechnologyOne,” he said.

TechnologyOne’s sessions at Cremorne sparked positive feedback from both students and teachers, with ACS Foundation organiser Kerrie Bisaro noting they were “a big hit”.

TechnologyOne will participate in further BiG Day InTM Junior events later this year, in Merrylands, Brisbane and Melbourne, which will collectively reach more than 1,600 students.

In addition to BiG Day InTM Junior, TechnologyOne sponsors the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation’s BiG Day InTM, which is designed to pique the interest of high school students in the technology industry.

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