Facilitating the continual improvement of workforce skills in the creative, leisure and technology sectors to drive economic growth & productivity, as well as enriching Western Australia's cultural and social landscape - now and into the future.
Have your say on traineeships for the Western Australian IT industry
The information technology industry in Western Australia is expanding rapidly, and competition for skilled workers is high. FutureNow's stakeholders are reporting exceptional labour market pressure, driven by the buoyant local economy and a global shift to digital solutions and remote working.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) have submitted a proposal to the Western Australian government to develop a series of IT traineeships from Certificate III level through to Advanced Diploma. The goal of the proposal is to help address industry’s skills and labour shortages, and provide rewarding jobs and career pathways within this sector.
FutureNow is responsible for assessing industry's position on these proposals, and would welcome your participation. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and if you wish to work with us directly, the survey will guide you to indicate your interest.
FutureNow is the Western Australian Skills Advisory Body for the Creative, Technology & Leisure sectors.
FutureNow's span includes all aspects of Arts and Culture as well as Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Technology, Screen and Media, Print & Graphic Arts and Sport, Recreation and Racing. FutureNow works with employers, workers, self employed people, the education and training sector, government and the community to achieve relevant and meaningful skills outcomes.
To be the independent body that provides industry informed advice to influence skills development strategies across the Creative, Technology and Leisure sectors.
Western Australia is well prepared with the new order skills required by the evolving economy and changing society.
Provide leadership and strategic advice about skills, workforce and industry development in WA. Work with industry to anticipate and facilitate the shifting workplace and skills needs of the creative, technology and leisure sectors. Provide leadership about education and training mechanisms of skills development in WA through knowledge of material issues and work with education and training providers. Advise on education and training policy matters related to changing work typologies.
We invite you to contribute to this work by joining one of our industry advisory networks.
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