Ai Group wins government contract
Ai Group has won a Federal Government contract to support business with access to training in order to better succeed in a rapidly changing global environment.
“Thirty Ai Group Skills Advisers will support businesses nationally through the Government’s flagship skills program, the Industry Skills Fund,” Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said.
The initiative is part of the Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. The Fund has a particular focus on growth industries including food and agribusiness; mining equipment, technology and services; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; oil and gas; and advanced manufacturing.
Launched in January 2015, the new scheme is now expanding to assist industry to invest in training and support services, and to develop innovative training solutions. Ai Group was a provider in this initial pilot scheme. The Industry Skills Fund will in total deliver 250,000 training places over four years at a cost of $664 million, with a primary focus on small and medium enterprises. Eligible businesses can access two forms of support under the Fund, a training grant and skills advice.