26 September 2023

Military veterans march to digital

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The Department of Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy has partnered with TAFE Queensland to deliver a new Veterans Digital Capability and Skilling Program.

Based in Townsville, the program is aimed at supporting military veterans, transitioning Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their partners to pursue a digital or IT career.

It can accommodate up to 300 applicants transitioning to civilian employment.

In a statement, the Department said there was a strong demand for people with digital skills, and Queensland was expected to need an additional 10,000 digital professionals by 2024.

“We know that Defence members bring valuable experience from their ADF careers and offer many sought-after transferrable skills, so there has never been a better time for them to consider a digital career,” the Department said.

“The program provides a supported training pathway to a digital career, which is secure, well paid and flexible.”

It said it included two subjects towards a Certificate III in Information Technology and progress to a digital training pathway in line with the individual’s interests and skills.

The Department said an information night will be held on 11 October to provide an overview on training and digital career pathways.

Veterans are urged to discover more about the benefits that come with digital careers, and how to get started, at this PS News link.

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