Chief Minister Barr launches Canberra Guardian Centre
Seeing Machines’ 24/7 Guardian Centre in Canberra was opened by Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.
The ACT Government has awarded a funding grant to Seeing Machines under their “Future Skills for Future Job Grants Programs”. Seeing Machines will use the funding to embed Australian Traineeships into its workforce development strategy, provide employment opportunities for neurodiverse and disadvantaged jobseekers in the ACT, and keep new jobs onshore.
The grant has enabled Seeing Machines to relocate half of its 24/7 Guardian Centre workforce back to Australia from North America to adopt a ‘follow-the-sun’ approach to its 24/7 service provision around the world.
Chief Minister Barr said “The ACT Government is committed to supporting local businesses to create more jobs outside of the Australian Public Service.
“Seeing Machines is a great example of a Canberra company that, through ACT Government support, is creating more local jobs. This includes a A$300,000 investment through the ACT Government’s Future Skills for Future Jobs program assigned to their Canberra based Guardian Monitoring Centre, providing apprenticeship opportunities for Canberrans, as well as more job opportunities for neurodiverse and disadvantaged job seekers.”
Read the Media Release here.