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Case study: DXC Technology

DXC Technology is a Fortune 500 global Information Technology services leader, and for many years has worked alongside the South Australian Government, Federal Government, and local businesses to create new and innovative technology solutions, which will ultimately benefit South Australia and the broader Australian community.

DXC Technology employs over 1200 people in South Australia who are committed to using the power of technology to build better futures for their customers, colleagues, environment, and communities.

In a first for South Australia, DXC Technology and TAFE SA co-designed a digital traineeship program enabling students to learn advanced IT skills in the classroom while applying those skills in a real-world environment at DXC Technology.

An industry placement program has also been established between DXC Technology and TAFE SA to provide students with invaluable on the job experience.  Successful participants are either offered employment at DXC or a traineeship position.

What was provided?

  • Industry placements
  • Traineeships

Testimonial: Why TAFE SA?

Luke Stephenson: Learning and Development Lead 

  • The traineeship program between DXC Technology and TAFE SA is unique in that we’re one of the only organisations that offer a Diploma of Software Development as a traineeship. This traineeship allows students to earn and learn at the same time and offers qualifications beyond the diploma.
  • We have a great relationship with TAFE SA Information Technology education staff. TAFE SA worked hand in glove with us to create a bespoke and dynamic qualification that clearly meets the needs of industry in an ever-changing fast-paced sector. The program enables students to study whilst simultaneously receiving critical on the job experience. 

The benefits

The partnership between DXC Technology and TAFE SA provides a highly skilled and adaptive workforce whilst simultaneously providing an overall benefit to South Australia.

It enables all South Australians from all variety of backgrounds to take the first steps towards a career in the ICT industry. It allows DXC Technology to upskill people rapidly to support customer needs within the evolving technology landscape, whilst building a pipeline of South Australian based talent. DXC have had a high conversion rate with participants gaining full time employment with DXC and partner organisations.

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