IT education provider Lumify Learn has announced the launch of its Academic Accelerator program designed to bridge Australia’s digital skill shortage by forming more “employment-ready” IT professionals.
According to Lumify Learn, the program's flexibility, affordability and global recognition disrupt the traditional approach to higher education in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), “providing more students the opportunity to learn the right balance of foundational IT skills and the specific vendor-certified competencies Australia is missing”.
“Nearly 70% of Australian IT jobs are in shortage, costing the Australian economy $3.1 billion annually. But in 2023, Government studies revealed Australian IT university graduates to be the least employable out of 10 sectors surveyed. High university fees, degree duration, and limited accessibility have also been found to prevent potential students from pursuing higher education.” claims Lumify Learn.
Joshua Cameron, General Manager at Lumify Learn said, “Australia’s digital skills gap cannot be bridged by conventional higher education and pathways alone. We are very excited about the launch of the Lumify Learn Academic Accelerator Program to offer a disruptive and compelling alternative to the new generation of digital and ICT students: there is no longer a need to choose between work experience, life or university. You can have it all. Live it all. Learn it all.”
Cameron says Lumify Learn's mission is to empower more students to start amazing careers in IT by mastering the most in-demand IT skills to bridge the gap between education and industry needs - and the Academic Accelerator aims to shape the next generation of IT and digital professionals by providing students with access to top-tier trainers and mentors, uniting academic excellence with life-enriching experiences.
“Committed to delivering unique and accessible pathways to success, and expand opportunities for its students, Lumify Learn Academic Accelerator is a dual educational experience, combining the robust foundation provided by Lumify Learn with the prestigious recognition of leading universities through credit articulation,” notes Lumify Learn.
Cameron added, “The Academic Accelerator program resonates with today’s generations’ aspirations that they can carve their own paths to successful career without compromising on life. Lumify Learn is the alternative, offering adaptability and flexibility to not miss out on enjoying life or building your career.”
The launch of the Academic Accelerator follows Lumify Learn’s launch in July 2023, and DDLS rebrand as Lumify Group in December 2022, following the acquisition of Brisbane headquartered Nexacu, in October 2022.