Unisys partners in training development

e-commerce training will receive a boost in NSW with the announcement of a planned multimillion dollar training centre currently under construction in Parramatta.

NSW Minister for Information Technology Kim Yeadon has revealed the Government intends to work in partnership with Unisys, the University of Western Sydney and NSW TAFE to establish the NSW E-Commerce Centre of Excellence in Parramatta.

The new training centre will provide the opportunity for students to work on real projects while they are completing their studies, and create an all important skills resource for IT business throughout the state.

"The centre will be designed to allow access for businesses right across NSW to our up-and-coming IT talent. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to work on practical 'real-life' business projects and gain access to industry expertise while they complete their education," Unisys spokesperson Alan Smith said.

In selecting Parramatta for the centre, the Government hopes to reaffirm its commitment to regional Sydney and is billing the centre as a clear endorsement for regional development in the Sydney area.

"The Parramatta location fits in with our broader strategy for development in Western Sydney and is ideally located for access to the burgeoning IT centre of West Ryde," explained spokesperson for Minister Yeadon's department, Arron Ross.

However, Ross was quick to point out that the centre was to be the first of a series of similar projects, "There's no reason why other centres will not be build in other areas in the state."

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