Creating, piloting and testing a training program covering skill sets that provide the capabilities required by a regional workforce at risk of automation and related disruptive technologies

Australian Government | APAC | All employees across the country | Championed by the Deputy Sect. Dept. of Employment & Education

KEY CHALLENGE

To create, pilot and test a training program covering skill sets that provide the capabilities required by a regional workforce to transform in the face of automation and related disruptive technologies. The aim is to raise the capability of regional workers confronting and implementing automation to avoid negative impacts on regional Australia. Targeting young people, existing workers and those undertaking formal training at or below Certificate (AQF 4). Seeking to prepare the regional workforce for automation before the impact of known technologies alter the employability of existing workers and new entrants to the workforce.   

OUTCOME

The project is using Faethm to forecast and assess the impact of specific automation technologies on the regional workforces (Geelong and Warrnambool regions) across multiple companies. The initial technologies examined will be voice automation and port automation to measure the resulting impact on occupations in the call centre and maritime port fields. Partners at Deakin University will then build a skill set and training program (content, assessments and student support materials) to prepare workers in these regions.