Agnes Panosain: 00:03 If I was an undergraduate today, I would be getting my hands dirty, so my recommendation will be for everyone to get their hands onto the technology. Going into the workforce, we will need to have the level of competency around understanding how technology is built at the foundation and basic level.
Fiona Anson: 00:26 There are going to be some skills that are absolutely critical, to be able to be gainfully employed in the future, in jobs. The first one is understanding the global perspective of what we're trying to achieve. Also, to understand where humans fit into that. Some of the big skills that we're seeing in the future are the ability for people to be able to understand empathy, and understand where humans fit with technology as we move forward.
Agnes Panosain: 00:54 The competencies that we look for in a graduate is drive for results. Looking for those students to really understand how to solve problems. We look for passions. A passion for technology is very important in our industry, but more importantly, we're going to see the cost disciplinary skills requires. So the flow and effect of what we do in one sector is going to impact other sectors. To having that broader impact on society is going to be an important skill set for anyone who's coming into the industry in the future.
Dr. J Melvold: 01:31 Technology is involved in all aspects of our lives, and it's changing at such a rapid pace, that this is shaping the future of work. In response to this, UTS has created the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, which enables us to equip our students the technological knowledge, but also the ability to think creatively and innovatively, so that they can adapt to these changes and drive change in the future of work.
Sophie Hawkins: 01:55 I feel like the course is preparing me for the future by giving me real world experience, because I'm not just learning those technical hard skills. I'm not just learning coding. I'm not just learning about what technology exists, but I'm learning those soft skills, that allow me to apply in a way that actually contributes in some way to society.
Alex Gearing: 02:18 The Bachelor of Technology and Innovation is obviously preparing us for a technological future, but also teaches other things you need to know that the machines can't do, such as empathy, understanding complex systems, where you can intervene, where technology can actually assist us in make things better.
Lachian Gregory: 02:33 Allowing technology two work beside humans, for us to do what we're good at. Being inherently human, being thinkers, being doers, being artists and being creatives.
Alex Gearing: 02:44 Through the BTI we've been able to engage in lots of workshops and hackathons, which have allowed us to meet lots of industry partners, who have engaged with us on all different levels of our education, which essentially means that, from the word go, we are already connecting with industry, and we get to make these connections, which are going to help us so much when we enter the workforce.
Sophie Hawkins: 03:01 What the course teaches us is, when jobs are lost, new jobs will actually come about with technology. The course prepares you for that change that will happen, and it makes so that you're in a position that you can then move into different areas and be adaptable.
Lachian Gregory: 03:19 I've worked with people from all over world. I've got to work on projects that are shaping our cities. I've been allowed to be a consultant. I've been a lecturer. I've been and entrepreneur, and all of this has been through the BTI and has really allowed me to further my career, really quickly, before I even knew it was beginning.