"There's a lot we can do as a collective to demonstrate the positive impact our local tech companies have on the economy."
Envato has become one of the latest Australian tech companies to join the Technology Council of Australia (TCA).
The company now joins a cohort of 60 local tech businesses, from start-ups to global multinationals, including fellow recent additions Airwallex, Finder, REA Group and Seek.
“We’re very excited to join the TCA at what is an important time for the growth and development of Australia’s tech sector,” commented Envato CEO Hichame Assi.
“There’s a lot we can do as a collective to demonstrate the positive impact our local tech companies have on the economy and to advocate for new ways of thinking around how we contribute.”
“Creating new opportunities for jobs growth in the sector is one important way we can do this, and we’re looking forward to contributing to, and learning from, that discussion over the coming months.”
Originally launched in August to ensure the tech sector plays a critical role in Australia’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the TCA has set its sights on helping to deliver one million people in tech sector jobs by 2025.
The announcement of the second round of members has coincided with the release of new research that the TCA says demonstrates the pathway to one million tech sector jobs.
“To get one million people employed in tech sector jobs by 2025, we need an additional 286,000 workers to join the sector,” said the CEO of the TCA, Kate Pounder.
“To meet this ambitious target, reskilling and upskilling workers must become the primary way tech jobs are filled. We believe with the right investment, training and regulation – the tech sector will provide jobs, economic growth, and a pathway to secure employment for the next generation of Australian workers.”
“The boom in tech-related jobs means there are now more software engineers and developers in Australia than hairdressers, plumbers, or high school teachers. That’s 1 in 16 working Australians.”
“We want to significantly increase that figure.” Ms Pounder concluded.