Off Beat: Microsoft Hires Former Miss Austrlia to 'Sex Up' IT Industry
Microsoft is hiring a former Miss Australia to encourage young people to get involved in the computer industry.More here.
Enrolments in IT courses plummetted worldwide following the crash of dot com bubble in 2001, and in New Zealand are still 30 per cent lower than they were in 2003, despite a booming local industry.
Microsoft and the Australian IT industry association hope Erin McNaught can turn this around in Australia by convincing teenagers IT careers were "chic", media reported.
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