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DXC Technology invests in staff enablement programme
Tue, 12th May 2020
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IT services company DXC Technology has rolled out a cloud technologies guild training and enablement programme for its entire workforce across Australia and New Zealand, as well as the wider APAC region.

Almost 10,000 DXC employees can train to become certified across multi-cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft, and VMware.

DXC Technology hopes that the programme will provide employees with the skills they need to take advantage of cloud technologies. Training will emphasise a culture of innovation and equip employees with a broad understanding of cloud technologies, enabling them to partner with clients in the design, deployment and operation of applications on cloud platforms.

DXC Technology Australia and New Zealand managing director Seelan Nayagam says that any employee can learn new skills and certifications, regardless of their role at the company.

“Now more than ever, technology is playing a critical part in how everyone works, and cloud, in particular, plays a critical role supporting this. With a global skills shortage in cloud technologies, it is the perfect time for our employees to embrace this opportunity. We are equipping our people with the skills needed for the future so they can help our clients accelerate transformation and innovation during this crisis and beyond.”
The program will be delivered online by certified instructors, with employees accessing training in areas such as cloud architecture, security and operations.

Google Cloud ANZ head of cloud partnerships and alliances, Rhody Burton, comments, “Hybrid and multi-cloud approaches represent the way forward for businesses and ensuring their teams are prepared through training highlights DXC's culture of innovation. It's a positive step forward for the company, its customers and the industry as a whole.

VMware ANZ acting managing director Kerrie-Anne Turner adds that businesses must equip their staff with skills that help them to adapt to ‘the new normal'.

“DXC's cloud education program will help to ensure its people have the technology skills and understanding they can use to support customers now and into the future.

Microsoft Australia One Commercial Partner's chief partner officer Rachel Bondi adds that successful digital transformation comes a from people first and technology second approach.

“Having a skilled, flexible and committed workforce is essential for all organisations, now more than ever.

Employees will complete their training before the end of December, in locations across Australia, New Zealand, India, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Nayagam concludes, “We will continue to make investments to enhance and increase the skills, knowledge and capabilities of our workforce in the ANZ region. To create a truly agile working culture and stay ahead of the digital change curve, it is important that we are able to work beyond our job titles, in collaborative environments. This program will ensure that a level of fundamental knowledge of a key area of focus and growth for DXC is pervasive throughout the organisation.