NEC officially opens, creating 130 new jobs.
NEC recently opened its new corporate office in Wollongong that will create 130 new technology jobs in the region.
NEC Australia's COO Mike Barker was joined by The Hon Stuart Ayres MP, NSW State Minister for Trade, Tourism and Sport; Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier for the Illawarra and South Coast; and Damien Israel, Chief Finance Officer of UOW, to officially open the new corporate office.
The new office, based at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, is part of a $25 million investment in the region that will support major customers of NEC across the country. The partnership includes NEC Australia’s 2017 Graduate Program, which offers graduates an opportunity to kick start a career alongside some of Australia’s top technology executives in Australia.
UOW Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Judy Raper said UOW welcomed the official opening of NEC Australia’s operations at the Innovation Campus. 'We’re particularly excited at the possibility for graduates in information and communications technology to be able to work with a global leader right here in Wollongong as well as collaborating with NEC in a range of ICT research areas, in particular in cybersecurity' she said. 'The partnership with NEC demonstrates the value of clusters of innovation, where education, incubation of new ideas and world-leading a research create a setting where new and existing enterprises can flourish and find the edge to succeed'.