Skill Finder launches free training


20th October, 2020

Skill Finder: Australian tech sector launches free training to SMEs and workers

MYOB has partnered with Adobe and other leading tech brands to launch the free digital skills training platform, Skill Finder.

Available to any Australian looking to enhance their knowledge of tech now has access to a pool of free training courses, offered by a host of major players.

Skill Finder, which launched last week, already includes a range of courses spanning 12 categories and 144 sub-categories across creative graphic design, coding, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, cloud computing, accounting and business tools to content marketing.

Course levels range from basic to advanced, with many of the skills creating ideal pathways to accredited qualifications.

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Skill Finder: Building skills today for the jobs of tomorrow

The initiative, which is led by Adobe and built in response to a call for action from the Minister Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, Skill Finder also includes an AI-based guide named ‘Jesse’, which serves users the most relevant courses based on their professional background, current expertise and future interest areas.

And that includes anyone looking to increase their understanding of small business accounting software, as Skill Finder includes six short courses featuring MYOB Essentials.

“The launch of Skill Finder is another way to help small business owners and employees to digitise after a challenging year,” said MYOB chief employee experience officer Helen Lea.

“Small Businesses are the engine room of Australia’s economy, they employ 4.8 million Australians and contribute 57 percent to Australia’s GDP.

“Helping small businesses enhance their digital capabilities through programs like Skill Finder, could increase their contribution to the economy by 20 percent and in doing so increase employment opportunities for Australians.”

With millions of people across Australia currently facing either a change to the nature of their employment and, in many cases, a shortage of work, Skill Finder offers a simple way to help them compete more strongly in an increasingly digital workplace.

“Digital skills have proven invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic and will only become more relevant and useful as we continue to recover and for the future,” said Andrews.

“We need to make sure Australians have the skills they need to take advantage of the jobs that industry will create.

“The broad selection of courses on offer through Skill Finder are what Australia needs to drive digital transformation and innovation, ultimately delivering growth and jobs.“

Skill Finder was developed free-of-charge by Melbourne-based and founded technology company, Balance Internet. Adobe Magento Commerce, Adobe Analytics and AWS hosting services have also been provided at no fee. Australian tech leaders Atlassian, Canva, MYOB and Xero have all contributed free courses, as has Adobe, AWS, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Salesforce and Twitter.

Read: MYOB vs Xero: More than just beautiful business. Compare for yourself.

Look up free digital courses and start updating your knowledge with Skill Finder today.