When I went to school, there hard to imagine a world without them. Today’s world changes quickly, and your future career might be very different to those available now. Computing, robotics and automation are rapidly shifting the way we work and play. We expect that 44% of today’s jobs will not exist in 20 years’ time. Anyone can learn about computers – how to program them and use computing power to access extraordinary volumes of information. If you get the chance to learn how to write a computer program, jump at it! Many of the world’s richest and most successful people have backgrounds in science and digital technologies, and developing similar skills will make you very employable for the jobs of the future. The possibilities with computer science (CS) are endless – and the work itself is great fun! I studied science and maths at high school and learnt computing at university, were no computers. Fast forward 40 years and they’re so much a part of our lives it’s which has led to a very fulfilling career. Careers with Code is the perfect way for you to learn more about digital technologies and how you can use, control and benefit from them. I know I’ll need to employ a lot more computer experts in the future. I hope you’ll come and join me someday!
Dr Cathy Foley, Deputy Director and Science Director, Manufacturing Flagship, CSIRO