The Indigenous Pre-IT Program

The Indigenous Pre-IT Program

Stephen Grant (University of Technology (Sydney), Australia), Max Hendriks (University of Technology (Sydney), Australia) and Laurel Evelyn Dyson (University of Technology (Sydney), Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-298-5.ch016
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Abstract

From January 12-24, 2004 the Faculty of Information Technology, at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), conducted the first Pre-IT program for indigenous students in Australia. The program was run successfully for a second time in July 2005, with a another planned for 2006. The Pre-IT grew out of the Indigenous Participation in Information Technology (IPIT) Project which began at UTS in 2002. The purpose of the IPIT Project is to increase the participation of indigenous Australians in IT studies and careers (Robertson, Dyson, Norman, & Buckley, 2002).

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