Addressing the Web Developer talent shortage in Australia | Academy Xi Client Testimonial

The Business
Founded by McKinsey in 2014, Malcolm Kinns and his team build out education programs that benefit both career-pivoters and businesses. They reimagine the education to employment pathway so that they can prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Through their programs, adults of all ages—whether unemployed, underemployed, or needing to learn new skills—can connect to the training, support, and jobs to change their path. On the other side of the equation are businesses that are experiencing a wide range of employer challenges - skilled talent shortages, lacklustre on-the-job performance, reskilling needs, and higher turnover in important roles. The Generation model seeks to spark lasting change not only in the lives of their graduates but in the employment system as a whole.

The Challenge
Generation Australia had identified web development as a huge growth area in terms of future employment prospects. Although keen to see a program in the software engineering space brought to life, the team were looking for the right partner to help them achieve this.

The Outcome
A co-designed technical training program for Junior Web Developers. The program allowed for the hallmarks of an Academy Xi learning experience to shine through - hands-on projects, access to mentorship and employability skills development - and be made accessible to a new audience. The program also crucially includes support in securing and training for interviews to ensure that all graduates gain meaningful employment after they complete the course.

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