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Skill Finder
Skill Finder adds 20 new Career Pathways to support Aus economic recovery
Skill Finder has launched 20 new dedicated Career Pathways to help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in high-demand jobs such as data analytics, digital marketing and UX design.
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Skills gap
Skill Finder and Commonwealth Bank address Australia's growing skills gap
As part of the collaboration, the free micro-skills marketplace will be incorporated into Commonwealth Bank’s digital feature 'Benefits finder' and 'Benefits finder for Business' via the CommBank app.
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Skills gap
Blue Prism partners with Coursera to close digital skills gap
"Digital transformation presents far-reaching opportunities to be more efficient, impactful, and human-centric. The new learning content from Blue Prism prepares people for this exciting new frontier.”
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Cloud
Pluralsight acquires A Cloud Guru in bid to close cloud skills gap
Pluralsight states it will combine the power of A Cloud Guru's certification courses, hands-on labs and sandboxes, exams and quizzes with the existing library of Pluralsight Skills cloud courses and hands-on learning experiences.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet looks to reduces cyber skills gap with Training Advancement Agenda
“Fortinet is committed to solving today’s biggest cyber challenges, including addressing the talent shortage the industry faces, as both a technology company and learning organisation."
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Employment
NZ businesses must urgently address IT skills mismatch
New Zealand's business community must bear some responsibility for the skills mismatch and make changes to attract graduates, retain and upskill staff.
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Cybersecurity
CyberCX and AustCyber launch platform to boost Aus cybersecurity industry
"Australia has some of the best cyber talent in the world, but we need to expand the supply of talent coming through the pipeline if we are to have a vibrant and globally competitive economy."
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NZTech
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
New Zealand’s technology sector is in great need for more digital apprenticeships and internships, according to a new survey.
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Employment
NZ tech sector "seriously restricted" by skills mismatch
"Digital technology businesses are having problems attracting, developing and retaining people with tech and creative skills needed to help New Zealand grow faster, especially out of the COVID-19 pandemic."
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Tertiary education
AIIA launches new skills hub to boost Aussie ICT industry
The hub was created as a digital skills platform to connect ICT training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and industry digital courses.
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Education
New Zealand at serious risk of ruining digital future
"In a world where digital technology underpins every part of our society and economy, we must not risk our digital future."
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Employment
One in four Kiwis looking to upskill to boost employability
The nation may be in the middle of a coronavirus skills boom.
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Machine learning
Q&A: SnapLogic CTO makes the case for investment in machine learning
SnapLogic field chief technology officer Brad Drysdale discusses the roadblocks to a successful machine learning implementation and the ways they can overcome them.
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Employment
Talent RISE and Skillsoft target youth unemployment problem with online courses
Recognising that upskilling is essential for this demographic as they seek work, Skillsoft has provided access to free learning content to the young people Talent RISE supports to enable them to learn valuable skills and become work ready.
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Cybersecurity
Check Point brings cybersecurity training to more with free edX courses
“Working with leading vendors like Check Point to offer free courses will help to upskill those people already working in the sector, and help to attract new talent to protect business and industry against damaging cyber attacks in the future.”
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Gartner
Employees use only 54% of newly learned skills, while a third of skills are no longer relevant - Gartner
“While the majority of organisations are utilising a reactive approach to skills building that doesn’t work, most are still striving to be more predictive to get ahead of skill shifts."
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Training
Closing the cloud skills gap: How certification can maximise cloud investments & keep staff happy
You probably wouldn’t buy an expensive computer program if you didn’t know how to use it. Yet so many organisations invest in costly cloud programs, without having the necessary skills and training on board to make the most of the program.
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IBM
Lack in data skills creating greater challenges at work - report
Employees could do better at their jobs if they were more data literate, according to new research. 
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Hybrid Cloud
Skills gap, lack of budget, and competing initiatives holding back innovation in A/NZ enterprises - report
Despite A/NZ businesses showing the most confidence in their ability to innovate at a competitive rate, skills gaps continued to hold projects back.
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Training
Digital upskilling at the top of the training agenda
Two thirds of employers say digital upskilling is at the top of their training agenda amid the COVID-19crisis, according to a new report.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet resolves to help communities through new Corporate Foundation
“Through the establishment of a Corporate Foundation, we are extending investments in security training and education, employee community engagement and disaster relief efforts to empower and protect our communities, as well as positively impact our business, employees, customers and shareholders.”
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Learning
Workplaces mismatching the importance of continous learning
Employers and employees have fundamentally different perspectives on the importance of upskilling and continuous learning in the workplace.
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Women in Technology
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.
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Digital Transformation
Lack of skills holding back digital transformation
“A successful digital transformation means ensuring the right blend of skills across an organisation and the empowerment of the IT department to make a positive difference."