The Sunshine Skills Hub will prepare individuals for the unpredictable future of work, a place where the physical and digital worlds converge.
The Skills Hub will provide flexible training solutions that focus on developing the skills industry demand. Skills that involve a blend of creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and specialist technical skills in emerging fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D Printing, drone surveying, construction robotics, data analytics, e.health and cybersecurity.
The Skills Hub will foster entrepreneurial thinking and connect a diverse group of key players from industry, education and the community who collaboratively come together to solve real industry challenges.
• Demolition works carried out.
• Construction begins.
• Development of digital entrepreneurship program
• Form links with industry and community
• Soft launch of niche programs
• Finalise all programs for delivery
• Launch building in December
• Commence recruitment of students
• Links with key industry partners established
• Skills Hub is fully operational
Provides creators with access to state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology that will support entrepreneurial thinking, ideation and prototyping as it relates to solving industry problems. Technology will include the latest in robotics, 3D printing, drones and industry standard software.
A world class nursing simulation lab and specialist teaching spaces that replicate real environments.
Designed to replicate best practice in the delivery of early childhood and paramedical education.
A suite of short-term micro-credentials co-designed and accredited by industry to upskill and reskill the workforce.
A bespoke 12-Month Digital Entrepreneurship Program for career changers, school leavers and individuals.
A Digital Internship Program in high demand, skill shortage areas.
Connections with industry peak bodies established to help promote digital careers to women who are severely under-represented in digital roles.
Collaboration with industry experts to encourage entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving and business growth.
A mentoring program to support job outcomes for participants.
The Sunshine Skills Hub will play a vital role in the upskilling and reskilling for the jobs of the future in our nation’s digital economy and will provide opportunities for young and mature-age learners across Melbourne’s thriving western suburbs.
With the increasing impact that digital disruption is having on traditional jobs and the displacement of existing skills, Optus is proud to support the Sunshine Skills Hub which, with almost 3 million Australian workers predicted to be employed in occupations that regularly use digital technologies by 2023, will be an important hub for tech learning and innovation in Melbourne’s West.”
"At Vic ICT for Women we are passionate about getting more women into ICT and encouraging them to excel, keep exploring and expanding their potential. It’s initiatives such as the Sunshine Skills Hub that match our vision of “More women in the tech World” by providing a different way to build skills through connection and collaboration with key industry players."
“ACS is proud to support the Skills Hub initiative. With almost 3 million Australian workers predicted to be employed in occupations that regularly use technology by 2023, the Skills Hub will be an important hub for tech learning and innovation in Melbourne’s West.”
“The Brainary is a proud supporter of the Sunshine Skills Hub and thrilled to assist it become a world-leading Hub in Australia.”