Techskill Academy is partnering with several hotels around Australia in a bid to help people looking to upskill, while also boosting the local tourism industry
Techskill Academy is partnering with several hotels around Australia in a bid to help people looking to upskill, while also boosting the local tourism industry.
More than one million Australians were plunged into unemployment as a result of COVID-19.
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) suggests there are still around 2.2 million people who want to work but cannot find any.
They estimate almost a million Australians were forced to change jobs over the past 12 months.
Australia was already facing a skills shortage before COVID-19 and the pandemic has only made that challenge more urgent, according to PwC.
Businesses lost around $35 billion in tourism revenue in 2020 after international borders were slammed shut.
With borders likely to remain shut for the foreseeable future the hotel and hospitality industries are expected to continue to bear the brunt of the economic fallout of the pandemic.
For the month of September, Techskill Academy is offering new students a chance to save up to 77% on their courses, and a night at a participating 4 or 5-star hotel in a bid to help drive up domestic travel.
Techskill CEO Lawrence Mackey said “due to COVID we are trying to find ways to support our customers and support industries we feel are struggling.”
“It’s a win-win for us. Supporting Australian businesses by getting customers to travel to their hotel of choice and hopefully invest in the local business community while they are there, not to mention alleviating some of the stress of the current environment by ‘getting away’.”
Techskill Academy offers affordable accredited and non-accredited courses tailored at helping people improve their career and business outcomes.
“We’re not selling sugary sodas to teenagers. We are selling education and personal development to people to help them achieve great things,” Mr Mackey said.
“That’s something we can get behind!”