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IT student wins Victorian ABC Women in Broadcasting scholarship

03 Sep 2015

Congratulations to Brooke Zoccoli, winner of the 2015 ABC Women in Broadcasting scholarship for Victoria.

Brooke recently completed her Diploma in Information Technology at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston campus and is thrilled to be the 2015 scholarship winner.

‘I'm honoured to have received the Women in Broadcast Technology Scholarship and couldn't be more thankful to my family for being supportive,” said Brooke. ‘Also to my teachers from Melbourne Polytechnic, who not only supported me, but gave me the foundation of knowledge needed to get me where I am.

'I hope that at the end of this experience- as well as at the end of my future studies I have a secure job within the IT industry, where I can grow and continue learning whilst consistently contributing to the world of technology in a positive way.’

The scholarship aims to provide career opportunities for Australian women in broadcast technology, and is available to women studying TAFE or equivalent level course in electrical engineering, computer systems/shared technology, electronics technology and communications engineering.

Successful applicants receive four weeks paid work in the Technology Division of the ABC and a $1000 educational book allowance.

Bing Liu, one of Brooke’s teachers, attended the presentation of the scholarship on Tuesday 1 September at the ABC in South Melbourne, and is thrilled with Brooke’s success.

‘Brooke is a high achiever, and was one of the excellent students in IT at Melbourne Polytechnic,’ she said. ‘I taught her web development, where she learnt real life skills developing dynamic working websites. Her work was always excellent no matter whether it was a class exercise or an assignment.'

Bing continues: ‘This industry requires lifelong learning and the whole course has developed her abilities and given her a strong foundation to build her technology skills in industry. I am certain that she will be an outstanding employee and a great ambassador to the Information technology industry. I wish her a good journey for her future.’

Melbourne Polytechnic wishes Brooke the very best for her future, which we’re sure will be bright.

Photo: Brooke Zoccoli and Bing Liu at the scholarship presentation at the ABC.

Read about this on the ABC website.

Read more about Brooke on Content + Technology Asia-Pacific News

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