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Microsoft launches National Skills Program in northern Adelaide

16 February

Microsoft launches National Skills Program in northern Adelaide

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Former automotive workers, and their partners, will be able to improve their digital literacy skills through the Microsoft Office Bootcamp - a new program being delivered in partnership between the State Government, the City of Salisbury and Microsoft.

As the South Australian economy moves away from traditional manufacturing to advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries, it is more important than ever for job seekers to ensure they have the skills required for jobs in these industries.

Also, with an estimated 90 per cent of new jobs in the next five years set to require technology skills, the Microsoft Office Bootcamp will help equip participants with the digital confidence and capability needed to bolster their job prospects. 

Bootcamp participant Brian said attending a digital literacy course wasn’t something he had previously considered, but is looking forward to improving his skills through the Microsoft accredited program. 

“Digital literacy for me is pretty basic, so this is a good way of expanding on that - it’s the way of the future for me I hope,” Brian said.

The Microsoft Office Bootcamp model is being piloted in northern Adelaide, and is part of a wider National Skills Program being rolled out across Australia.

People interested in registering for the Microsoft Office Bootcamp should visit the City of Salisbury website.

The program is part of the wider Drive Your Future program, that is helping support former automotive industry workers to transition to new employment. For more information visit the Drive Your Future website.