$200K investment brings Microsoft Traineeship Program to Vic

Thursday, 03 October, 2019

$200K investment brings Microsoft Traineeship Program to Vic

Victorians interested in a career in IT could soon participate in the Microsoft Traineeship Program, as part of an initiative to build a stronger pipeline of qualified and experienced tech talent.

According to the Victorian Government, Australia could be short 100,000 information and communications technology workers by 2024. To help close this gap, the state government has pledged $200,000 to bring Microsoft’s traineeship program to Victoria.

The program will provide trainees with industry recognised credentials such as a Certificate IV in IT, as well as paid, hands-on experience with partner companies, including Coles, CompNow, MEGT Australia, Modex, Blue Connections, Thomas Duryea Logicalis, Advance Computing and Datacom, the Victorian Government said.

It will be open to people of all backgrounds and career stages — including school leavers, recent graduates, those looking for a career change, women returning to work, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Indigenous people and those living with a disability.

“Through this program, we are investing in the next generation of IT professionals, ensuring they have the skills and real-world experience to forge ahead in their careers,” said Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula.

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