The Victorian Government released its draft ICT Workforce Development Plan on Wednesday 22 January, 2014 for public consultation. The Plan was developed in collaboration with the Victorian Information and Communications Advisory Committee (VICTAC).
The Australian Computer Society welcomed the release of the draft. "With over 150,000 ICT professionals working in Victoria and given the rapidly changing nature of ICT, a focus on ICT skills is needed across all sectors of our economy, particularly across SMEs," the chair of the organisation's Victorian Branch, Michelle Beveridge, said.
The draft plan will be implemented to ensure Victoria is well-positioned to take advantage of the exciting and ever-changing ICT landscape, and to ensure that the State develops a focused and sufficiently skilled business technology workforce that can lead Victoria into the next surge of economic growth.
Building a robust and highly-skilled ICT workforce is a challenging task that can only be achieved through joint action of government, industry and education. The collaborative approach detailed in the draft Plan will continue to be the basis for ongoing work that will ensure Victoria remains ahead of the pack in ICT.
ACS looks forward to contributing to the public consultation process and encourages ICT professionals to voice their respective opinions through the public consultation process.
To view the draft Plan and to provide feedback, visit http://ict-skills.vic.gov.au
. It will be available for comment until 12 February 2014.