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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
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Premier Sponsors

Principal Sponsors

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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