There is a rush and a haste to make Australia, digitized. But where there is intent, there is also a serious lack in meeting it. The Australian economy is presently bogged down by shortage of skills in technical areas related to a diverse array of industries. The federal government is launching a plan to cater to the growing need for highly skilled technical minds in niche industries with its ‘global talent independent program’ (GTIP) that had a quietly unveiled in June this year.
The new program will work towards attracting technology leaders, researchers, developers and experts with an invitation to permanently migrate to Australia under this newly established scheme which will hunt talent, rather than waiting for it to come to them.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman is will share details on the functioning and structure of this new model, which will also include, which sectors and industries will partake in the decision making.
According to Home Affairs, the GTIP scheme is “designed to attract skilled migrants at the top of their profession to Australia. The program will bring the best talent from around the world. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills and creating job opportunities. We will promote this program in Australia and overseas,” Home Affairs material states.
The Australian economy has been saddled by a serious skills shortage in areas like AI, data analytics and machine learning and mass severances across major industries. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, formerly Immigration Minister and Destination Marker, exhibited his historical knowledge and combined it with the industries’ need to chalk out this plan of action.
5,000 places have been set aside within the country’s permanent migration program (set at 160,000 places) for GTIP. This will not be an additional process but become a part of niche hiring within the given framework.