The Victorian government has invited applications for its Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program, which offers grants up to $5,000 per worker to eligible companies for upskilling staff.
The program is budgeted at $4.5 million and would help “hundreds” of workers gain digital skills. Courses are free, part-time and available online, covering 13 different fields including artificial intelligence, data analytics, cyber security and software development.
Each eligible company can receive grants for up to five employees to upskill, with education delivered through “Victoria’s top universities, TAFEs and training providers”.
Courses will run January, May and September next year and January and April in 2024
Applications opened on Friday and will close on March 31, 2024 (or when funding is allocated, whichever comes first.)
Application and eligibility information is available at this link.
Courses offered are below, with additive manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD) / computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and robotic process automation (RPA) available for the May 2023 training rounds.
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