Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES + SERVICES - Laura Tri­este

IN THE past decade, Bryson Black has worked for an ad­ver­tis­ing agency, a con­struc­tion firm and a state gov­ern­ment depart­ment.

The op­por­tu­ni­ties to work across so many em­ploy­ment sec­tors is one of the many things he en­joys about work­ing in the in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in­dus­try.

“Any­thing that has a com­puter in it will have an IT per­son,” Mr Black said.

Af­ter five years work­ing at the NSW Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment, Mr Black has re­cently started a new role as the in­ter­nal IT ad­min­is­tra­tor for Click­View.

He is en­joy­ing the chal­lenge of the mul­ti­fac­eted role for the ed­u­ca­tion video stream­ing ser­vice.

“I can really take own­er­ship of the role, be­ing more or less the one IT guy in the of­fice,” Mr Black said.

“I deal with the day-to-day IT oper­a­tions, day-to-day user is­sues. or­der­ing and speck­ing up servers and re­plac­ing faulty parts.”

Mr Black’s path to a ca­reer in IT was planned since he re­ceived his first com­puter as a 12-year-old.

“I was very in­ter­ested in how it worked and pulling it apart and putting it back to­gether again,” he said.

He started his ca­reer with many short-term con­tracts af­ter com­plet­ing a diploma in the area and con­tin­ues to keep a per­sonal in­ter­est in tech­nol­ogy to this day.

“It’s im­por­tant to keep up with what’s com­ing up – it’s very easy to get left be­hind,” he said.

“You need to have a hunger to learn about tech­nol­ogy and just know how to have fun with it.”

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