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We’re Supporting Adelaide’s Talent RISE

Academy IT has partnered with the not-for-profit organisation Talent RISE, the charitable foundation of Talent International, whose vision is to create purpose and life-changing opportunities for young people.

Talent RISE upskills and empowers young people to commence and build thriving sustainable careers in future-facing enterprises, whilst assisting employers in building inclusive working environments which will deliver the business benefits derived from a more diverse workforce.

Talent RISE contributed to the recent AWS re/Start Program delivered by Academy IT, giving students guidance and support in their engagement with employers. Amy Bryan, manager of the RISE program across South Australia says, “It was a pleasure working with AIT and the students, especially as we got to the pointy end of the course and students began networking with key clients and partners.”

The attention and feedback to the students was invaluable, with a noticeable transformation in their confidence and approach to their presentation to employers.

“I loved watching them grow both professionally and individually and by the end of the course, it felt like I was working with a brand-new bunch! I wish them the best of luck moving forward and would like to thank AIT for letting me come in and add complimentary employability training and confidence-building modules to their AWS course,” Amy concludes.

Amy is a true embodiment of the Talent RISE values, with a clear passion for changing the lives of young people who have experienced barriers to employment and helping them to gain independence and purpose.  

Academy IT managing director, Brian Peel reflects on the collaboration, “Academy IT has greatly appreciated the level of service provided by Amy Bryan of Talent RISE. Her professionalism and dedication to the students of the AWS re/Start program has been exceptional and we thank her for all her efforts and support.”

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship and collaboration opportunities with Talent RISE and Talent International to secure the future of IT talent developed here at Academy IT,” said Brian.

Digital upskilling for half the price

In the ever-changing digital world we live in, tech skills are becoming an increasingly important factor in securing or maintaining employment, or when earning a promotion. Thankfully, Academy IT are making it easier than ever to access financial initiatives to upskill you in digital technology.

If you are aged 45-70 and employed or have been unemployed for less than 9 months, you may qualify for the Skills Checkpoint program, which could grant you or your employer a 50% subsidy on training at Academy IT.

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded initiative to enable mature-aged Australian workers and recently unemployed mature-aged Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

Skills Checkpoint provides personalised advice and guidance on up-skilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including a 50% co-contribution amount for relevant education and training (up to a maximum of $2,200). Apply online now.

Academy IT offers a comprehensive range of accredited and non-accredited training, short courses, vendor courses, skillsets and micro-credentials. Speak to our friendly staff about your training options through the program today.

Contact Academy IT on 08 7324 9800 or info@academyit.com.au

Award-winning Academy IT student able to re/Start his career in IT

Academy IT is a proud AWS collaborating organisation delivering the AWS re/Start program to South Australians, providing them with the opportunity to “hit the restart button” and launch themselves into a new career direction in cloud computing.

Recent AWS re/Start graduate and award-winning Academy IT student Abdul Amin shares his story. 

Facing severe political persecutions, hardship, and heartache, Abdul and his family escaped war-torn Iraq in 2002, leaving them with physical and psychological trauma that has taken years to heal from.

Fortunately, Abdul and his family were granted visas to Australia and soon after, became proud citizens.

Abdul studied hard, learned English, and after completing his apprenticeship he began a successful career in construction.  As fate would have it, amidst all going well, Abdul suffered an injury to his shoulder which left him unable to continue along the industry path he’d chosen.

Not knowing what to do with himself or how long his savings would last, he felt disheartened and defeated – but his story has a happy ending.

“I was referred to the 12-week AWS re/Start course. It came out of nowhere like a miracle!  At first, I was hesitant, thinking ‘There’s no way a bricklayer like me can do something this complex’,” he recalls. But after his induction and meeting the kind and knowledgeable staff at Academy IT, Abdul discovered newfound confidence.  “I’ve always believed things happen for a reason. I began my journey on a different path, but destiny led me here.”

Through the 12-week program at Academy IT’s training centre, located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, Abdul and his classmates have learned new skills through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework.

AWS re/Start students have not only developed Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills but have also been coached in professional skills including effective communication, collaboration, resume writing, and how to best present themselves at employer meetings and interviews.

Reflecting on his experience, Abdul shares his gratitude, “I’m grateful to have been taught by such great teachers and make lifelong friendships with my classmates.  I’d like to wholeheartedly thank Academy IT and Amazon Web Services for providing this course that has allowed me to restart and excel in not only my career but my life as well.”

In addition to receiving his AWS re/Start Program graduation certificate, Abdul has also completed his AWS Cloud Practitioner certification and was deservingly awarded the Academy IT Excellence Award for his outstanding achievements and conduct throughout the program. Academy IT and AWS re/Start are proud to report that through the program’s engagement with employers, Abdul interviewed with one of the program’s supporting organisations and has been offered a full-time traineeship to begin his new journey in a successful IT career.

With no technology background required, students can enter the AWS re/Start program to develop or enhance their skills with hands-on, scenario-based learning, including time management, problem-solving, teamwork and effective technical and behavioural communication.

Proudly South Australian owned and operated, Academy IT provides unparalleled specialist technical training in SA and online across Australia. Train with certified, experienced instructors who support your personal and professional training requirements to guarantee your personal development goals are met.

Get your head in the cloud. Learn more about AWS re/Start with Academy IT.

Congratulations to SA’s first AWS re/Start Graduates

Academy IT would like to congratulate the first AWS re/Start Program graduates in South Australia! Academy IT is a proud Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaborating organisation delivering this fantastic program to prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for cloud careers!

Through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework, learners can gain the technical and soft skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. AWS re/Start also provides learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and interviews.

AWS re/start Graduation © Photo by Salty Dingo 2021

We extend our gratitude to Hon. David Pisoni MP and the Department for Innovation and Skills for supporting the program and thank Adam Reid, CEO of the Department for Innovation and Skills, for attending the graduation ceremony last Friday on behalf of the Minister.

Further congratulations to our award-winning graduates Abdul Amin, taking home the Excellence Award, and to Jake Hams for receiving the Endeavour Award, sponsored by ACS (Australian Computer Society).

We’d also like to thank our supporting employer organisations ComunetBlue Crystal SolutionsOZ Minerals and Accenture for engaging with us regarding employment opportunities for our graduates.

The next AWS re/Start program at Academy IT commences 27 September 2021.

Academy IT partners with Cybint to bring global cybersecurity training to Adelaide

Adelaide’s industry-focused RTO, Academy IT, partners with global cybersecurity education provider, Cybint, to deliver Cybint’s 12-week Cybersecurity Bootcamp.

Academy IT is committed to delivering world-class training to South Australian’s and the Cybint Cybersecurity Bootcamp is another quality example.

The Cybint Cybersecurity Bootcamp at Academy IT is an accelerated training program designed to successfully prepare people with little or no background in IT for entry-level jobs in cybersecurity, a highly in-demand and lucrative career path.

Developed around military training methodologies and hands-on learning, the program focuses on the key skills sought by employers. The Bootcamp prepares students not only with technical knowledge but with the essential skills required for a successful career in cybersecurity. Course commences 6 September 2021.

More information on the Cybersecurity Bootcamp here.

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