The South Australian government has partnered with Microsoft to stand up a new traineeship program aimed at developing IT-related skills in the state.
According to SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni, the Microsoft Traineeship Program will help build workforce capability in IT and cloud computing, and increase IT traineeships.
The state will provide around AU$200,000 in funding for the program which will provide about 40 people with two-year traineeships from September.
Launched in New South Wales late last year, the traineeships combine on-the-job, paid work experience with a Certificate IV in Information Technology and a Microsoft Azure Certification delivered through TAFE SA.
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“Participants do not need a degree or any previous work experience, as they will be provided with training as well as being employed by MEGT. Host businesses in the Microsoft Partner Network, in metro and regional areas will provide the participants with on-the-job work and experience,” Pisoni said.
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