More Good News
Published on September 2020
Sitting at the forefront of technology, bold ideas, new ventures and creative thinking, Lot Fourteen is transforming the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a global innovation neighbourhood of entrepreneurship, research collaboration and cultural activity.
Congratulations to our King resident Felicity Hamilton, Co-Founder of OneVault (Front row on the left) who is a local business that has moved into Lot 14. Felicity told me “At OneVault we specialise in helping aged care, health care and NDIS providers get accredited, minus the pain. Our purpose-built software reduces your accreditation management by 76% while streamlining your governance so you can get on with the business of caring.”
In more good news, over 700 businesses across South Australia have taken on an apprentice for the first time thanks to a massive boost in training support provided by the Marshall Government. In the first year of the Marshall Government’s Skilling SA plan, approximately 13,000 commencements occurred.
The Skilling SA initiative has promoted a significant growth in apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities to skill up young people and create a more skilled workforce.
I’ve been so encouraged to hear from students and graduates that they are interested in following a vocational learning pathway geared towards advanced manufacturing jobs, the space industry and cyber security.
These sectors are expected to be boom industries in the future and the Government is keen to ensure we have skilled workers right here to fill those roles.
In more good news, Scania Australia won the bus contract which will see 340 new Adelaide Metro buses manufactured over the next ten years, with a minimum of 29 of the 34 buses constructed annually to be built in the north at Precision Buses.
This contract will support local jobs, as well as help provide key improvements to the service levels as part of our public transport network.
Over 200 further traineeships have been created north of Adelaide as part of the Drakes distribution centre development in Edinburgh North.
Iconic South Australian packaging company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of respirator and surgical masks for the South Australian and Federal Governments, to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).