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Veterans and Families Take First Step Into a Digital Career

Friday, 30 September 2022

Transitioning ADF members, veterans and their families are being given the opportunity to attend a Veterans Digital Capability Program that will open doors into a digital career and become more productive at work.

According to the National Skills Commission, digital professionals are some of the most in-demand roles in Australia right now. It’s estimated that nationally, an extra 250,000 new digital workers will be needed by 2025. Digital careers are secure, well paid and flexible.

The Chair of The Oasis Townsville LTGEN John Caligari, AO, DSC (Ret'd) said “we recognise the significant opportunities a digital education can offer veterans, partners and family members to upskill in the information technology, digital and cyber security industries to support transition or just be a more productive member of your ADF team.

All the detail will be made clear at an information night is being held on Tuesday 11 October at 5pm at The Oasis Townsville. Registrations are being take on The Oasis Townsville website, what’s on page or find the links by Googling ‘digital skill veterans Townsville’
“The Digital Fundamentals Workshops offer insight into careers in the digital and ICT space and TAFE are offering 4-hour workshops in key fundamental digital areas,” Mr Caligari said.

“Participants can take one or all the free ‘Digital Fundamentals’ workshops and can have their RPL reviewed.

Mr Caligari said Defence veterans bring valuable experience from their ADF careers and offer many highly sought after and transferrable skills.

The program supports interested applicants to study digital and IT courses to; receive two subjects towards a Certificate III in Information Technology and progress to a digital training pathway in line with their interests and skills.

The Veterans Digital Capability Program is a Queensland Government initiative in partnership with The Oasis Townsville, TAFE Queensland and James Cook University.

MEDIA CONTACT: Renée Gardner | RANDI Digital - 0416 051 158

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