Skilled careers are in demand
A year ago, we never could have imagined our world would look so different in such a short amount of time.
The world of work has changed – perhaps forever – and the need for highly-skilled workers has only increased.
It’s never been more important to consider your future. With more careers requiring skills obtained through vocational qualifications, an apprenticeship or a traineeship could be the right choice for you.
Despite the uncertainty that 2020 has brought, South Australia’s fastest growing industries are still crying out for skilled workers.
There are many great opportunities for you!
Apprenticeships and traineeships offer hands-on, on the job learning, giving you practical and technical skills, and you’ll get paid while you learn.
And with more industries now preferring the apprenticeship model, there are more pathways to a successful career than ever before.
We’re living through an extraordinary time, but as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, now is the time to look towards the many opportunities the future holds.
South Australia acted quickly to ensure our training sector was able to deliver flexible learning to support social distancing, and we continue to work closely with industry so training is better aligned with real skills needs.
The $200 million Skilling South Australia program, a partnership with the Australian Government, is creating more apprenticeships and traineeships, leading to lasting careers and growing our skilled workforce.
The State Government’s $88 million JobTrainer initiative, a new program that will work alongside Skilling South Australia, offers low fee short courses for school leavers and job seekers to skill up in areas of high demand.
This year’s Careers and Employment Expo is different from what we’ve experienced in previous years, but there are still many opportunities to explore industry-specific opportunities, and speak to experts about the many skilled careers on offer.
If you’d like to know more about skilled pathways, visit the Skilled Careers stand and look out for #SkilledCareers on Facebook and Instagram.
Hon David Pisoni MP
Minister for Innovation and Skills
Defence industry offers a surprising array of career opportunities
South Australia’s defence industry is one of the state’s fastest growing industries, offering lifelong opportunities across a range of exciting and varied careers.
Defence SA Chief Executive Richard Price said the career opportunities in South Australia’s defence industry are wide-ranging and enabled people to stay in the state to pursue their dreams.
“South Australia has secured a pipeline of defence work, with the Hunter class frigate and Attack class submarine programs spanning over 40 years and beyond. Other opportunities across cyber and systems, information warfare and space provide endless possibilities,” said Mr Price.
“You don’t need to leave South Australia, you don’t need to have served in the Defence Force and you don’t need a degree to get involved in the defence industry.
“We are encouraging students to consider a career path involving STEM because exciting opportunities are right here for highly skilled workers. There are also pathways for mature-age job seekers looking for a career change and other workers keen to upskill into new areas of expertise.”
The defence industry careers available extend beyond traditional manufacturing roles. From project management to combat systems engineering; contracts management to Information Technology; supply chain to work health and safety; marketing and communications to logistics; there’s much more to the defence industry than you might think.
Andrew Spall, Operations Manager at Axiom Precision Manufacturing found his defence industry career after completing an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and has remained in the industry ever since.
“No two days are the same. We always have new projects coming in to keep people engaged. It’s a great industry to be a part of,” said Andrew.
“The sector is growing fast, which means there are always new exciting projects on the horizon.”
Visit www.findyourplaceSA.com to learn more about defence industry career pathways and job opportunities.
To find out more, visit the Defence Industry Zone at site 80