SA Seminar: Addressing the Digital Skills Gap & the 2022 AGM

The need for a digitally literate workforce has never been greater. In 2019, the South Australian Skills Commission surveyed organisations to understand their pressing skills needs. A digitally skilled workforce surfaced as a top three priority across all South Australian industries.

This finding concurs with many other industry and economic reports, including the recent Tech Council of Australia report ‘Getting to 1.2 million’, that forecast Australia will need to employ an additional 653,000 tech workers to meet the demands of industry. And yet our education system is failing to keep up with this demand.

A recent Price Waterhouse Coopers report highlighted that VET enrolments in tech courses has declined 34% of the past 5 years and while this has in part been offset by an increase in university degree enrolments, the number of IT graduates has remained flat as approximately one third leave their IT degree before completion.

Join us at the Arkaba Hotel (Osmond Room) on Wednesday, 26 October to hear from Dino Rossi, who will share insights into how industry, education providers and government are responding to this challenge.

Drawing on his experience with both the South Australian Skills Commission and his role with the University of South Australia, he will share some exciting initiatives where industry and education providers are partnering to bring new innovative education offerings and career pathways to market, and how government is helping to support these initiatives.

Speaker Bio:


Dino Rossi is an experienced professional with responsibilities spanning Executive, Managerial and Technology roles. Possessing a passion to develop the technology industry in South Australia he is active in fostering mutually valued relationships between industry, education, and research institutions along with promoting the development of digital skills in South Australia’s emerging workforce.

In 2019, he was appointed to the South Australian Skills Commission and occupies the Chair role for Creative Industries, Business, ICT and Cybersecurity Industry Skills Council, and is an active contributor to the Australian Information Industry Association Digital Skills Interest Group.

Recently appointed to the role of Senior Manager Business Development at the University of South Australia he is responsible for the delivery of strategic projects for the university. He also maintains a lecturer role at the university delivering the course titled Professional Development and Practice, an industry preparation course for third year IT students.


6:30pm - 8:30pm:

- Mixed platters of hot food and desserts + drink on arrival
- Keynote: Dino Rossi
- 2022 CDAA SA Division Annual General Meeting
- Networking and socialising

Please register by Wednesday, 19 October

CPD Points: 2 hours
CPD Competency: Labour Market Information

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26/10/2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cen. Australia Summer Time
Arkaba Hotel - Osmond Room 150 Glen Osmond Rd Free Parking Available FULLARTON SA 5063 Australia
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