The Victorian Government has opened applications for its Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program, with the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) encouraging local sign and display businesses to take advantage of the grants.
Organisations looking to build digital capability are the target of the Government initiative, which offers Victorian manufacturing businesses fully-subsidised training to upskill existing staff.
ASGA president Mick Harrold said it’s an ideal opportunity for future-focused industry businesses to upskill.
“The Victorian Government is offering grants of up to $5000 per employee to eligible manufacturing businesses to enrol nominated employees in a free 12-week training course to learn new digital skills,” Harrold said.
“Businesses can select from a list of part-time, industry-endorsed courses delivered by Victoria’s top TAFEs, universities and private RTOs. These will run online, part-time, over the 12 week period, so your staff can continue working while they are learning, and on successful completion participants will gain recognised industry credentials.”
The courses available include:
- Additive Manufacturing
- Artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning
- Computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
- Cloud computing
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Data analytics
- Digital marketing
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- IT operations and support
- Product management
- Programming/software development
- Project management (agile)
- Robotic process automation (RPA)
- User experience / interface design (UX/UI)
- Web development
There will be five intakes for the program, with the first round already complete. Round 2 has commenced this month, with further intakes in September 2023, January 2024 and April 2024.
“This is an ideal opportunity to upskill your staff with skills in new, digitally-driven technologies that can help you enhance productivity, efficiency and profitability, and diversify your business offering – however, places are limited, so you’ll need to act quickly if you are interested,” Harrold said.
To qualify, applicants must commit to providing relevant work activities to enable staff to apply and embed their learning in the workplace.
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