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PRESS RELEASE: WorkPath Australia welcomes our newest employment partner, Red Hat

Vertical Scope Group is proud to have the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions join our award winning WorkPath Australia program. WorkPath Australia works with Australian Defence Force veterans to secure them training, learning and employment opportunities after their discharge from the Australian Defence Force.

This strategic collaboration between WorkPath and Red Hat aims to provide veterans with dedicated ICT employment pathways, solving a common, security-cleared workforce challenge that many Australian companies face.

Max McLaren, regional vice president and general manager for A/NZ at Red Hat, said, “We have many customers within the Government sector in Australia, and are often requested to provide consultants with security clearances, which these veterans already possess. Also, with the unique environments of some of these jobs, we have found that ex-military staff are often a good fit as they are already familiar with working in such environments and have a general understanding and passion about our customers' work.”

“There is a strong alignment between Red Hat’s commitment to building a better foundation for the future of IT using the principles of open source, and WorkPath’s aim of preparing the people of today for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Vertical Scope Group’s CEO David Jam said, “The collaboration with Red Hat is a synergistic relationship which will continue to facilitate the ongoing upskilling of veterans and make a tangible difference to the lives of the men and women who have served our country. Red Hat has been extremely generous in their support of this program. We sincerely appreciate the energy and passion their team has shown for WorkPath Australia and our veteran community.”

As part of the program, Red Hat will offer free technical training to selected candidates as per specific job requirements.

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​About WorkPath Australia

WorkPath Australia is an award-winning training and employment program which works with Australian Defence Force veterans up to 24 months out from their discharge to identify their civilian employment goals, secure them meaningful employment with industry leading Employment Partners, and organise formal training and qualifications to ensure a seamless transition from the military. WorkPath Australia’s positive impact was recently recognised in 2021 by Australia’s peak body for recruitment, the Recruitment Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA), winning the ‘Excellence in Social Purpose’ Industry Award and also were a finalist for the ‘Excellence in Candidate Care’ category.

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