Australia is suffering a critical shortage of tech talent
Australian businesses require accurate, relevant insights to grow and scale to meet their potential. Data analysts and data developers play a large role in providing these insights. They allow businesses to understand trends and optimise their resources. Without sufficient data analysis and development, most businesses will fall short of their potential growth and profitability.
Australia is suffering a critical shortage of talented data tech professionals to assist businesses. In a recent study*, current trends indicate an impending gap between the need for an extra 60,000 technology workers each year and just 7,000 domestic IT graduates.
While Australian companies want the best and brightest for the ever-increasing number of roles required in the ICT sector, they face serious challenges:
- Local talent pools in key areas are shallow
- Offshore talent is not always viable.
- Universities are not producing enough IT graduates to meet demand.
- The gender gap in ICT is widening with fewer women in the sector.
- Migrants who come to Australia lack local experience and industry knowledge.
Similar challenges are faced by women and migrants seeking to re-enter the field following extended leave or attempting to overcome barriers and build a career in the data analytics and development sector.
They are often confronted with realities such as hard-earned skills being made redundant by technological advances or depreciated knowledge from time spent away from their chosen career. Without relevant, current knowledge and proven, recent experience, it can be incredibly difficult to break into the data technology industry.
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increase in the technology workforce in 2021 in Australia
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Introducing the INGRITY Talent Program
The INGRITY Talent Program is the bridge between assisting those wishing to re-enter or break into the technology sector and organisations lacking the talented data professionals they need to unlock business growth and efficiency opportunities.
With free training and mentoring to eligible participants, the INGRITY Talent Program breaks down the barriers these highly capable individuals face when attempting to join the technology sector. Upon completion of the Program, we can provide businesses with talented, job-ready data analysis and development professionals.
To open the door for women to return to the technology sector following extended leave and skilled migrants to break into the Australian IT industry, the INGRITY Talent Program provides industry-level educational opportunities for candidates to convert knowledge into skills. Over the 12-week or 16-week courses, participants will join a Data Analyst or Data Engineer stream, receiving industry-relevant training, mentoring, and practical application valued at over $10,000.
- Addresses the critical data skills shortage
- Develops job-ready professionals
- Addresses the gender divide by increasing the number of women employed in the IT sector
- Uplifts the data literacy of non-IT employees
Increases business productivity and progress within the technology sector
The INGRITY Talent Program unleashes hidden potential
We are so proud of the social impact we have been able to create since the inception of the INGRITY Talent Program.
Access to knowledge, skills, mentoring, and employment opportunities have allowed previous participants to rebuild confidence and earn meaningful income, significant increases to earning potential, based on prior experience, performance, and opportunity.
While life-changing for participants and their families, the INGRITY Talent Program also provides invaluable technology resources to businesses and the ICT sector, helping to address the critical talent shortage, and ultimately strengthening Australia’s economy.
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