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How to Grow the Technology Sector. A Regional Approach. Presenter: Patricia K. Gehant, M.A.,CCIO Director of Workforce Initiative, TBTF. We know about the IT Sector. All businesses require technical skills Reported open positions 4,136

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How to grow the technology sector
How to Grow the Technology Sector

A Regional Approach

Presenter:

Patricia K. Gehant, M.A.,CCIO

Director of Workforce Initiative, TBTF


We know about the it sector
We know about the IT Sector

  • All businesses require technical skills

  • Reported open positions 4,136

  • 16% increase in NEW IT positions through 2019

  • For each IT position filled…..

    1.54 jobs will be created

  • Average IT Salary = $69,771

    70% above average wage

  • IT salaries represents $17 billion in GDP

    • $9 billion from IT salaries


A local collaboration
A Local Collaboration

  • Formed a collaborative to seek information and solutions.

  • Conducted two studies

  • Supporting implementation


What we found current workforce
What We Found Current Workforce

IT businesses reported skills gap

  • Agile development

  • Business analytics, data mining, SharePoint

  • Mobile app developers

  • Java , .NET Developers

  • Security Professionals

  • Network, Software Engineers

  • Technical Sales Engineers


What we found current workforce1
What We Found Current Workforce

  • 3-5 years of experience in the Enterprise

  • Bachelors degree preferred

  • Work experience preferred over certifications

  • Critical thinking, data analysis/professional curiosity

  • Leadership and management skills

  • Life long learner

  • Do more with less staff

  • Interest in hiring Veterans


What we found future workforce
WhatWe Found Future Workforce

Education system was high quality

Students

Lacked

  • Knowledge of area businesses

  • Current technical skills

  • Knowledge of IT career options

    Want

  • To practice technology

  • To be challenged; and win

  • Relevant internship opportunities




A request
A Request

TBTF is seeking funding to support the 2nd and 3rd Year of project activities

  • Set up Exploratory Labs

  • Increase internship opportunities and candidates

  • Increase technical skill building opportunities for students

  • Increase businesses in the classrooms

  • Support of Veteran’s initiatives

  • TBTF Student Chapters

  • Market Area - Cool or technology

  • Market Information Technology Careers


How to grow the technology sector

Premier Sponsors

Principal Sponsors


How to grow the technology sector

Panelists

  • David Allen, SVP and CTO, Raymond James

  • Chris Cate, CIO, Valpak/Cox Target Media

  • Maria Zabetakis, retired CIO of the Americas, Tansitions Optical,

  • and

  • Global Program Manager, Western Computer, Inc.

Mark Lantzy, CIO, WellCare Health Plans, Inc


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