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Alex Lawson

Introducing Skill Finder, a marketplace built with Balance Internet to find hundreds of FREE courses from the world’s leading digital companies.

Today is a monumental day for Balance Internet!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard, collaborating with some of the most influential and knowledgeable Australian and global technology companies to create a comprehensive marketplace so that all Australians can be connected with new digital skills.

Staying apart, has indeed brought us closer together and we are so pleased to share this exciting public-spirited collaborative initiative with you.

We are excited to introduce Skill Finder, a world-first free digital micro-skills marketplace available to all Australians. www.skillfinder.com.au

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What is Skill Finder?

The Skill Finder marketplace is click-ready and will enhance the skills and competence of the Australian workforce, equipping individuals with in-demand, immediately applicable digital micro-skills from leading technology companies.

Skill Finder was created after the Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology, The Hon. Karen Andrews, asked Australia’s technology sector to help with the nation’s post-COVID economic recovery. The idea for Skill Finder was born out of a hackathon that Balance Internet, hosted a few months ago, while in Melbourne lockdown. Balance Internet later collaborated with the broader technology sector, in particular Adobe and AWS to bring the idea to life.

In a press release from Adobe today, The Hon. Karen Andrews said, “It is vital that we have a digitally-skilled workforce as we move into a phase of economic recovery for Australia. This year has been incredibly difficult for so many Australians who are needing to rethink professional pathways and rebuild businesses after extensive shutdowns and economic impact. The true value of Skill Finder is the significant number of Australian and world-leading technology companies involved. The broad selection of digital micro-skills offered are what Australia needs to drive digital transformation and innovation, ultimately delivering growth and jobs.” View full press release.

The skill training and digital enablement opportunities are provided by a public-spirited collaboration of leading technology companies operating in the Australian market. The Skill Finder proof of concept (POC) site has been developed free-of-charge by Balance Internet. Adobe Magento Commerce, Adobe Analytics and AWS hosting services have also been provided for the POC at no fee.

Influential Tech leaders working together to benefit Australians

The Skill Finder marketplace is powered by some of the most trusted and recognised organisations from across Australia and the world. Partners offering free courses on Skill Finder include; Adobe, Atlassian, AWS, Canva, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, MYOB, Salesforce, Twitter and Xero.

Hundreds of online courses and micro-skills are available on Skill Finder, spanning 12 categories and 144 sub-categories across Business Tools, Cloud Computing, Coding, Computer Basics, Customer Service, Data Analysis and Management, Design, Digital Marketing, Machine Learning and AI, Project Management, Security and Small-to-Medium Business.

Are you looking to upskill, update, re-train or simply learn something new? Start exploring free courses today.

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Start learning your own way, today

In an ever-changing digital world, Skill Finder is committed to connecting the Australian workforce and small to medium businesses to new learning opportunities.

Skill Finder is all about giving you simple, instant access to new skills in growth sectors, whether you’re looking to advance in your current industry or pivot your career entirely. The courses available in Skill Finder are also ideal for creating pathways to accredited qualifications. You can work in your own way, at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

Share Skill Finder with your network

Do you know someone who has employment impact through COVID-19? As part of our digital community, we are asking you to join in the collaborative nature of this project and share Skill Finder with your friends, family and colleagues.

Share Skill Finder with them today, so that they can choose from hundreds of free courses from the world’s leading digital companies. Preparing for a future where agility and adaptability has never been more important.

We’ve put together a dropbox with suggested copy and assets to support your sharing efforts.

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See change, be change at Skill Finder. Choose from Hundreds of FREE courses by the world’s leading digital companies www.skillfinder.com.au

View the Adobe media release here.

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