UNI NOT THE ONLY WAY
HER OWN PATH: Natalie Byatt. Picture: ALIZ SWEENEY NATALIE Byatt traded university for an IT traineeship through tech company Unisys and has not looked back.
She had started studying law and social work after high school but health issues interrupted her studies.
Unisys trained her in a Certificate III in Information Technology and she is now a regional asset co-ordinator, working at an army base. Byatt says IT is an industry that does not rely on university qualifications.
“There are a few people in my workplace that have diplomas and degrees and have gone to uni but we are pretty much similar and on par,” she says.
“Most of the stuff they learnt in uni is now irrelevant. Having the experience and being in the field is more beneficial in the long run.
“Why rack up thousands of dollars for a uni degree that may not get you a job at the end of the day?”