A new didactic alliance between IT training veterans Aspect Education Services and Trading Technology Australia (TTA) is designed to target IT training programs at the financial sector, where demand for specialised skillsets is particularly high.
According to Doug O'Hara, education services manager at Aspect Education Services, the courses are designed to avoid the need for financial institutions to invest time and resources in training new programmers in the practical aspects of the industry.
"Employers need to teach new programmers how to apply the theoretical knowledge they have in C++ to trading floor-type systems," O'Hara said.
"The new training we have put together with TTA provides a mix of practical and programming skills to produce people who can walk into a financial institution and get working straight away."
While Trading Technology Australia has a background in financial sector training, until now their focus has been on providing industry-based courses. The deal with Aspect will enable this kind of industry focus to be delivered into the consumer market. The combined offerings of these IT partners will see a range of new courses hosted by Aspect Education and delivered by TTA.
According to media sources, TTA had been conducting a client-focused course at its own site. However, it formed an alliance with Aspect Education to take the course to a broader market as a result of growing demand.