Jingchen Fan

After four years in Sydney, Jingchen Fan decided to move to Launceston to study for his Masters Degree and has not looked back.

Jingchen arrived Launceston in 2018 to study Information and Communication Technology at the University of Tasmania.

He chose Launceston because the regional lifestyle allowed him to interact with locals and improve his English skills.

“I think Launceston is a beautiful city to study and find work,” thirty year old Jingchen said. “I will advise people to come to Northern Tasmania if they want an improved lifestyle.”

Taking advantage of an industry placement program at UTAS, Jingchen was able to get an interview with Definium Technologies in Launceston. He commenced an internship program, which culminated in a job as an IT solutions specialist for the company.

NTDC has set the ambitious regional target of growing the working age population to 10,000 by 2031. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the region is still recording job availability and welcoming skilled workers to emplore their potential in Northern Tasmania.

NTDC has captured case studies of skilled workers who have landed jobs in the region and made Northern Tasmania their home. The case studies include skilled workers and entrepreneurs from varying industries and skillsets.

If you have a story you would like to share, please contact NTDC Population Coordinator Edward Obi.