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Telstra Join Hands with Educational Institutions to Up-skill IT Workforce


The aim is to close the gap between demand and supply

Telstra is working to get the required skill levels of professionals in Australia to a point that it can fill the gap of such individuals in industry. The CEO of the company Andy Penn said, “The Company has made plans to build the country’s technology talent and close the gap between the demand and supply of highly skilled professionals.

For this only, Australia’s top telecom company signed a two-year memorandum of understanding with five different local universities. The universities are the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, The University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Penn said, “Telstra is committed to working with education institutions, industry partners, and government to build a bigger pipeline of technology graduates in Australia, for the overall benefit of the nation. By investing time, money and energy into these partnerships, his company aims to provide clarity on the skills needed, as well as create more opportunities for students to develop them.”

The program is to create awareness among students

With this partnership, the company is looking forward to creating awareness and ignite curiosity among students to take up technology as a career. Through several steps like reaching out to high school students are in place to help the company to find right individual at the right time.

Telstra also enabling its employees to learn and up the skills through its enterprise technology education. The program is going to cost around 25 million Australian dollars for the financial year which will enhance the skill set of the employees as per the company’s requirement.

The agreement between Telstra and the universities comes after the news that the sector is prey to Trojans, adware and backdoor attacks.