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How to Grow the Technology Sector

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How to Grow the Technology Sector

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  1. How to Grow the Technology Sector A Regional Approach Presenter: Patricia K. Gehant, M.A.,CCIO Director of Workforce Initiative, TBTF

  2. 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

  3. A Local Collaboration • Formed a collaborative to seek information and solutions. • Conducted two studies • Supporting implementation

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Solutions - Current Workforce

  8. Solutions - Future Workforce

  9. 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

  10. Premier Sponsors Principal Sponsors

  11. 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