Australian government will select 250 students to receive ICT training to enhance public services

The Digital Transformation Agency of Australia is working on the design and delivery of digital skills programs for the Australian Public Service office. The organization’s initiative, worth AU $13.9 million, is intended to build digital skills to generate ICT talent through entry-level working programs, provide training opportunities, improve the digital skills of executives and enhance government services through preparing its employees.

The DTA’s ICT Entry level program seeks to recruit and train ICT trainees for enhancing public services focusing on three levels: Apprenticeship, Cadetship and Graduate. After the end of the program, trainees are eligible for government work opportunities and become part of the Australian Computer Society where they have access to further ICT training.

The program will receive 250 digital entry level trainees during the next 12 months. Participants will be trained to fulfill relevant positions in areas related to user-centered design, prototyping, technology solutions, usability testing and implementation of ICT projects.

Source: Open Gov Asia