Upskilling for digital jobs

November 3, 2022 BY

Informative: InternMatch and Be.Bendigo will be hosting an event next week about the State Government's Digital Jobs Program. Photo: FILE

AN internship event will take place next week aiming to inform the business community about the State’s Digital Jobs Program.

Hosted by InternMatch and Be.Bendigo, it will take place on Tuesday, 8 November, 10am at Quality Hotel Lakeside.

The initiative is designed to upskill people for employment in digital jobs.

“There’ll be an ongoing dialogue for the next 12 to 18 months surrounding the program, but this is a great opportunity to get this in front of the business community and let them know it’s in play,” said Be.Bendigo CEO Rob Herbert.

“This is about a broad need, so I’d expect a broad cross-section between small and larger business to attend this and see how they can get involved.”

Representatives from InternMatch will outline the $64 million program to be delivered over three years, which is expected to support up to 5000 people.

Twelve weeks of digital industry training will be provided to participants, with the opportunity to then undertake a relevant 12-week placement.

“Every quarter there’ll be anywhere between 500 interns rolled out as part of this program. Across Bendigo, that may mean somewhere between 20 interns out of 11 digital jobs disciplines,” Mr Herbert said.