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Academy Xi: Client Success Stories

Building Victoria’s digital workforce

By Academy Xi

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The challenge: In 2019, Deloitte predicted that Victoria would need an extra 33,000 digital technology workers by 2024.

The outcome: As a Digital Jobs training provider, we are working with the Victorian Government to deliver Front-End Web Development courses for Digital Jobs participants.

The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program aims to build the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians so they can transition into digital careers. Through Digital Jobs, 5,000 mid-career Victorians will complete a six-month program that includes 12 weeks of industry-backed training followed by 12 weeks in a digital job with a Victorian business.

We are training Digital Jobs participants in skills to help them build beautiful, dynamic and responsive websites with HTML, CSS and Javascript. At the end of these three-month training courses, the participants will gain industry endorsed qualifications that will set them up for the next stage of their digital career.

Key outputs:

  • Participants in the first round are diverse, with 50 percent women, 20 percent from regional Victoria and 54 percent who speak multiple languages.
  • More than 80 percent of participants have over 10 years’ experience in fields spanning tourism and hospitality, IT and telecommunications, banking, construction and engineering, arts and entertainment, and healthcare.
  • Around 80 percent of participants are tertiary qualified.