Sunday, 21 May 2017 22:54

Tassie Govt gives $1.36 million in assistance to help boost IT jobs Featured

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Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein (left) with DXC’s Head of Service Desk, John Schumacher at the DXC Service Desk Centre of Excellence in Hobart Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein (left) with DXC’s Head of Service Desk, John Schumacher at the DXC Service Desk Centre of Excellence in Hobart Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Tasmanian Government says 50 new IT jobs have been secured for the state as part of an industry assistance package of up to $1.36 million for a term of five years for DXC Technology to expand its enterprise delivery centre in Hobart.

According to the government, the assistance package for DXC — recommended by the Tasmanian Development Board — will help the company expand its delivery centre and help its Tasmanian operation become one of the “leaders in its field in the Australia and New Zealand region”.

Tasmanian treasurer Peter Gutwein said two years ago the government had worked with DXC Technology to relocate from Sydney to Tasmania, creating 50 jobs, and was now working with the company to effectively double its workforce to more than 100.

“Tasmania has an exceptional base of talented and skilled IT workers and the 50 jobs this partnership will create will help provide real career paths for Tasmanians who want to work in the IT field in their home state,” he said.

Seelan Nayagam, managing director, DXC Technology in Australia and New Zealand, said the success of DXC Technology’s partnership with the Tasmanian Government and TasTAFE had exceeded all expectations.

“Our Centre of Excellence in Hobart is today considered one of the best performing Service Desks within DXC Technology in ANZ. Our aim is to establish it as the premier Service Desk in Australia.

“Through work placement programmes, we have helped build a pathway for TAFE students in Tasmania to gain real world experience and help them deliver more value in the workplace sooner. It will also help us continue to promote and enhance the calibre and skills of Tasmania’s technology workforce.

“Students joining the DXC Service Desk Centre of Excellence will benefit from fantastic career paths in areas including Microsoft dynamics, network management, systems management and desktop engineering.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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