Australia is facing a digital skills shortage. Australia needs 1.2 million Tech workers by 2030 according to a report by the Tech council of Australia.
The report revealed that there are significant shortages, particularly for technical and experienced tech roles. Vacancy rates in tech is 60% higher than the national average and are forecast to grow at triple the rate.
The most severe shortages are in technical occupations like software programmers and computer network professionals but there are also big gaps in commercial and creative roles like product managers.
This podcast is to explore different people’s pathways to their job how people can get into the industry and to speak on an initiative called SkillUp which you can use to identify your digital skills and gaps and also find courses that can get you started, build your skills and get a rewarding career in the digital tech sector.
Our guest is Liselle Pote who is Chief Product Officer at Digital Skills organisation and is involved with the SkillUp initiative