Global services giant, EDS, has announced the winners of its annual scholarship program aimed at boosting overseas market development for Australia’s IT industry.
The company has awarded fully-funded scholarships to 17 young IT professionals from a diverse range of IT businesses. The winners will now undertake a graduate certificate of management at the Australian National University in Canberra.
EDS is providing the $750,000 program as part of a package of industry development initiatives incorporated into the IT outsourcing agreement between EDS and the Australian Taxation Office.EDS Australia managing director, Don Easter, said he was impressed with the high calibre of this year’s candidates. “The reputation of this program has grown over the past four years and we’re now seeing a high level of interest from some very talented and capable people who are keen to learn new ways of expanding their business,” he said.
The scholarship covers tuition costs, accommodation and airfares for the successful candidates.