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 Thursday, April 11, 2013


The Girls in ICT Essay competition is on again!

Last year the theme was on Girls can do ICT. This year the theme is on creating opportunities and changing attitudes that will encourage more Girls into ICT. Research consistently shows that girls tend to choose carriers where they feel they can make a difference such as healthcare, education and medicine but not ICT. Therefore the challenge for the ICT industry globally is how to change this trend to get more girls choosing careers in ICT. Some work has been done in PNG to empower and educate more girls and women but the challenge remains to create those opportunities that will attract more girls into ICT. Therefore the issue we need to address is:

“How can we expand ICT horizons (opportunities) for Girls and what attitudes do we need to change to provide these opportunities”

Competition Eligibility:
- Competition is open to FEMALE Grade 10, 11 & 12 students only.
- Dependents of NICTA staff are not eligible to enter.
- Competition opens on the 26th of March 2013 and closes on the 15th of April 2013 (3 weeks). Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

Winners will be announced on the NICTA website on the 25th of April, 2013 to observe the Girls in ICT Day.

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