none

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS TAKE INDUSTRY 4.0 ONBOARD

05-10-2018
by 
in 

South Australia is set to host a ground-breaking Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeship scheme, led by Ai Group and funded by a grant from the Skilling Australians Fund and the Skilling South Australia Initiative.

"Ai Group has a strong commitment to developing the skills required for companies embarking upon their digitalisation journey. As Chair of the official Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, successor to the Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce, we are working with industry and government to ensure companies can engage in the ongoing industry transformation. Central to this is the development of Industry 4.0 capability and strategy inside business," said Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox.

Steve Myatt, Head – South Australia, Ai Group, added: "This new project will create 100 engineering technician apprenticeships over the next four years in both defence industries and the broader manufacturing sector."

The programme will combine aspects of vocational and higher education to develop a range of skills, with a focus on emerging technologies. Existing mechanical engineering trade units will be complemented with the study of robotic systems, cloud-based data and computer aided design tools.

The new apprentices will develop advanced technical skills through theoretical and on-the-job training while employed as an apprentice, before graduating with a Diploma in Applied Technologies.

Related news & editorials

  1. 27.05.2020
    27.05.2020
    by      In , In
    At the peak of the global shift to Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing landscape. As the workforce spreads along a new and complex value chain, OEMs and operators must play a dual role as they upskill workers and maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving market.
    According to recent World... Read More
  2. 11.05.2020
    11.05.2020
    by      In , In , In
    The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) has launched an industry-first online training program for mental wellbeing in the resources and energy sector.
    Employers will be provided with industry-specific awareness and practical tools to support psychological health and safety in the... Read More
  3. 29.11.2019
    29.11.2019
    by      In
    The majority of Australians believe the continued and increasing need for high-technology skills in the workforce should be addressed through domestic education and not by foreign skilled immigration, according to a new attitudinal survey.
    Compounding the current critical shortage of high-tech... Read More
  4. 28.10.2019
    28.10.2019
    by      In
    Hydraulink has established a new training school designed to provide its hose centre staff, hydraulics field technicians and customers with top training, skills and standards of safety and environmental practice.
    The Hydraulink Academy offers a range of hydraulics-focused training programmes,... Read More