The new Digital Career Compass program focuses on reaching a diverse cross-section of the community – including Indigenous Australians, women returning to the workforce, retired athletes, and former military service men and women. It gives adults the chance to be trained in technical and business skills and kick-start a new career in technology. But that’s not all. The program will boost the sector’s diversity, upskill a new pool of candidates and help close the significant skills gap.
Claire Gillies, Deloitte Salesforce Alliance Lead and overall firm-wide Alliances Lead, says, “In response to the growing technical skills gap in Australia we wanted to take a lead on being part of the solution. This unique program with one of our key alliance partners creates a diverse development program that gives people the opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates are nominated by a number of community organisations who help us identify individuals who would benefit from the training. Our focus is on working with candidates who demonstrate the right aptitude and attitude, rather than on higher education qualifications, to reflect the rich diversity of our community.”