The most obvious consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic has been the infusion of data-enabled services into every aspect of life as we know it. Digital transformation will be an even bigger imperative for businesses in the short-term future. These businesses are quite aware by now, that digital transformation is less about technology and more about people. Any technology can be bought, but the ability to adapt to an even more digital future depends on developing the next generation of skills.
Through the visa program known as the GTI (Global Talent Independent), foreign nationals who have earned advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have a fast-tracked pathway to permanent residency. With the 2020/2021 migration program allocating 15,000 spots for the GTI, universities around the globe are now directly facilitating the contribution to economic growth and the success of growth sectors nationwide.
International students with these advanced degrees often become some of Australia’s most distinguished engineers, consultants and researchers, adding value to our economy and businesses. They generate new insights and contribute to innovations that change the way the industry addresses previously unsolved problems. With Australian employers currently facing greater demand for tech skills than the supply of tech graduates, the recent announcement of a significant increase in GTI visa allocation numbers is expected to address this market situation.
The GTI is designed to inject more technical talent, making the national economy and Australian businesses more competitive on the global stage. The more competitive Australian employers, in turn, will be the ones that create more jobs for others to fill. The GTI program addresses the market need in Australia to retain highly skilled tech graduates in Australia. It helps leading employers in Australia who face enormous obstacles when trying to relocate top technical talent from overseas into the country.
To enquire and receive assessment as to whether you or your employee qualifies for GTI, click here.