The Digital Technologies Academy will provide a facility for training and education in digital technologies. Delivering a pipeline of professionals to meet labour demand across the technology sector. This project is undergoing detailed project scoping, with a view to commencing construction in late 2024.
A talent pipeline of digitally skilled professionals is essential to ensure that South Australia can continue to leverage global market opportunities.
With $60 million funding from the South Australian and Australian Government, the proposed Digital Technologies Academy (DTA) seeks to closely forge links to industry and business helping South Australians gain the necessary skills to have careers in rapidly emerging industries including defence, space, cyber security, technology sector, and green industries.
South Australia has gained recognition as a leading technology centre attracting large corporate technology hubs including MTX, Accenture, Cognizant and CommBank. 7,000 new jobs have been announced by these corporates, with total jobs in the digital technologies sector projected to grow by 26 per cent over the next five years.
Skills in data science, data analytics, cloud services, cyber security, software development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, privacy and trust will be in high demand.
The opportunity to curate a fit-for-purpose workforce must have the infrastructure in place now, to meet the demands of the future.
The Digital Technologies Academy (DTA) has a vision for South Australia to be recognised as a national leader for digital skills capability development.
Alongside strategic partners, it is proposed the DTA will provide services including training, education and career advice while linking talent to jobs.
Establishing a collaborative ecosystem across the national and international supply chain of education, talent and employment is a priority.
The DTA will also improve awareness, appeal and accessibility of employment and training at all levels in digital technologies, with a focus on women, disadvantaged groups and First Nations people.
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