Swinburne strives to create the number of tech jobs for Australians

The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) today released its Digital Employment Forum report, Getting to 1.2 million: Our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech worker.

Swinburne University of Technology is proud to be a founding Jobs and Training Partner of the Forum, an initiative established through a partnership between the TCA and Digital Skills Organization to address Australia’s tech talent crisis.

The tech sector is Australia’s seventh largest employer and the Tech Council of Australia predicts the sector will bring in $250 billion by 2030, but that also means Australia will need to employ an additional 653,000 tech workers to reach that target by the end of the decade. .

Committed to Succeeding in a Tech-Rich Future

As a prototype of a new and different university – a truly technological university – Swinburne aims to help its learners succeed in a technology-rich future. The university is at the forefront of information and communication technology education, giving students access to some of the best hands-on learning environments in Australia, through TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate, all with guaranteed access to work-integrated learning.

Cyber ​​Academy: Created by Swinburne in partnership with Deloitte, TAFE NSW and the University of Wollongong, the Cyber ​​Academy aims to accelerate students’ careers in the growing cybersecurity sector through learning and mentorship work-integrated, providing students with a pathway to develop industry-relevant skills and enter the job market.

The Women in STEM of Applied Technologies – Cloud Technologies degree: A paid cadet with industry partner Amazon Web Services (AWS), this program offers female students employment with AWS three days a week, while studying part-time at Swinburne for two days per week, to earn their qualification.

Associate’s Degree in Applied Technologies – Cloud Technologies: Also in conjunction with AWS, Swinburne has developed a first-of-its-kind cloud degree to help prepare students for in-demand jobs in cloud computing.

The Swinburne Data for Social Good Cloud Innovation Center (CIC): the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and part of a global network of Cloud Innovation Centers powered by AWS and dedicated to accelerating innovation in the public sector.

Through Swinburne’s Computer Science degrees, students have access to six state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs and 700 Cisco devices.

Leverage transformative technology with human capital and talent

Reflecting on today’s report and Swinburne’s contributions to the workforce of the future, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pascale Quester said Swinburne played a distinct role in contributing to the growing need for company in transformative technology and the human capital and talent to leverage it.

“The world is built on technology, which now means that IT professionals are expected to drive innovation, make meaningful contributions to the economy and have positive impacts on society,” said Professor Quester.

“Technology has always transformed education, and we know it continues to transform the future of work. Many of today’s jobs will change or disappear and entirely new industries will be created.

“At Swinburne, we are uniquely placed to prepare our students for these exciting new perspectives, as we continue to bring people and technology together to build a better world.”

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