Priority 2: Widening the pipeline
It is acknowledged that technological, social and demographic changes will have skills implications for the ICT industry. Queensland needs to increase its take-up of traditional and non-traditional ICT roles to avoid skill shortages.
The ICT labour market requires support to broaden its career pathways to attract, retain and grow the industry and its workforce. Over the next three years, we will support the attraction and growth of the ICT industry by:
- identifying current perceptions and barriers impacting the uptake of ICT careers in Queensland
- strengthening the quality of ICT career information and advice to increase attraction and retention
- considering additional support, intervention and guidance to improve retention in VET/higher education through to employment in traditional and non-traditional ICT roles
- partnering to target ICT re-skilling pathways options for individuals impacted by workforce changes such as automation.
- ICT is a career of choice.
- Reduced ICT skills and capability shortage in Queensland.
- Broader pathways to cater for Queensland’s future and existing labour market.
This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing the responses.