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"I commend ACS for recognizing the urgent need to diversity the workforce as one of the many tactics employers should be using to solve the skills gap challenge.  I agree that fundamental and urgent change to the cultural and mindset and attitudes towards mature age...

 

"This article highlights the progress that has been made in Australia around closing the skills gap.  The author cites three key reasons for the success:  companies are doing more to train employees, universities are more efficient in supplying the skilled talent busi...

 

February 16, 2016

As we have mentioned here in the past, we have both a personal and professional interest in bringing new programmers to the IBM i. We have personally introduced many Java, C# and other programmers to the joys of IBM i and RPG IV. We blogged about one...

 

May 18, 2016

 

"This article highlights that the tech skills gap is much broader than mainframe and hard to find digital skills.  It was great to read about some of the proactive work being done by Gateway Technical College and Muskegon Community College.  I agree with...

 

"According to the article more than half of employers offer some variety of flexible work arrangements and has joined a company's bag of incentives.  They are seeing all kinds of innovations and infinite variations.  Paid parental leave, unlimited vacation time, job s...

 

"I really enjoyed this article by Patrick Thomson because it made me think about the skills that older workers bring to the workplace and the stereotypes that are often incorrectly applied to them.  Views about older workers include problems with health-related absenc...

May 16, 2016

"Uk grocery retailer Sainsbury has introduced a new twist to Apprenticeship programs.  They recently announced that they would be targeting individuals with and without previous technical skills to become software development apprentices.  Clare McDonald, Business Edit...

"Closing the skills gap means working at the problem from multiple directions.   A study by Nominet and Parent Zone provides some excellent insights into how younger children feel about technology careers.  The challenge around the world is to find ways to keep them en...

 

 

"The technology skills gap is a worldwide problem and in this excellent article authors Jailbou and Farah urge for a holistic approach to solving the problem. It was shocking to realize that 50% of children in MENA schools do not meet basic international literacy and...

May 15, 2016

 

A recent survey published by McKinsey & Company in May, 2016 titled "Partnering to Shape the Future - iT's new imperative" provided excellent insights into the state of IT effectiveness around the world and highlights the importance of partnering with the business. 

 

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