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Addressing the IT Skills Shortage

How to Address the IT Skills Shortage

Keeping up with rapidly changing technology is one of the biggest challenges for IT professionals. It’s no surprise that CompTIA’s U.S.-only study found that only 44% of those surveyed were “exactly where they want to be” or “very close to where they want to be” with their IT staffing.

How do top-performing organizations get there?

Elearning and other technology-based learning solutions help organizations fit in formal learning where classroom training once dominated. In addition to technology skills, IT professionals need to have the right “soft skills” to effectively move up their career path as they take on managerial and project leader roles.

According to Kevin Young, VP and Managing Director, Skillsoft EMEA, “Along with training and hiring, another way the IT sector could address the IT skills shortage is to provide a rewarding career path for individuals within IT organizations that want to stay on the technology side of things. Too often, the only way for skilled IT professionals to “get ahead” in an organisation is to be promoted into a management position.”

To learn more, read a recent article published in Computer Business Review featuring Kevin Young.

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