Graduates and Tech Skills

Dateline: September 20, 2013

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

As the fall begins, let’s consider the education of our next generation for a moment.  A recent CNET article by Heidi Golledge, CEO of CyberCoders and CareerBliss, suggests that we need better focus of our education agenda on the new tech skills.  She writes,

More importantly, however, we need to convince the next generation of Americans to pursue degrees that fit the changing world economy. One needs to look no further than the May report (PDF) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to see that the U.S. economy is far from reaching full employment.

Our economy is rapidly outgrowing its workforce, and it is slowing our growth and increasing economic disparity. While increasing certain immigration visas may be key to short-term development, only a dramatic change to train and educate our children with the latest technology skills is going to give us the long-term growth we expect to see.

As an IT leader, we benefit from a more tech-savvy workforce.

How can you help the next generation of workers develop the latest technology skills?  

That’s a WRAP!  Have a nice weekend.

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