A practical solution for the tech talent pipeline – tech apprenticeships

Highlights

  • Mathew Eames (GC ACS Chair & CIO at Protech) has had a long-time desire to work with ACS programs like GISP and help solve our industries talent pipeline problem.

  • Working with ACS, TAFE QLD, AITC & Protech, two models have been developed that leverage what happens in the typical trades and applies an “apprenticeship model” to the digital industry. 

A practical solution for the tech talent pipeline – tech apprenticeships

Mathew Eames (GC ACS Chair & CIO at Protech) has had a long-time desire to work with ACS programs like GISP and help solve our industries talent pipeline problem.

Working with ACS, TAFE QLD, AITC & Protech, two models have been developed that leverage what happens in the typical trades and applies an “apprenticeship model” to the digital industry.

1.         Entry level Digital Academy Model

  •  YR11/12 students gain a Cert3 in ICT while earning & gaining experience in digital.
  • Employers can fill a fulltime role with 2x students who rotate 6 weeks on & off.

2.         Cyber Apprenticeship Model

  • 18+ experienced IT students complete a Cert4 in Cyber while earning & gaining experience in digital.
  • Employers gain a worker without seeking, who is being certified, along with none of the typical employment risks.

Protech are looking for IT employers to be “Hosts” for students in either model.

A “Host” provides full time employment for the students and would be charged a fee for the hours worked each week.

If you are interested in finding out more about either model you’re your organisation, please reach out to Mathew Eames, [email protected]