Technology and the Workplace
As an educator, you must take into consideration the changes happening every day in today's businesses. It is the responsibility of our schools to provide the necessary tools for students to transition into the workplace. Take a look at this information to see what changes are going on in the workplace today.
"Businesses pay a price for the lack of information literacy among workers. The cost to business is estimated at $25 to $30 billion annually in poor quality and low productivity; training and retraining adds significantly more cost."
STUDY WARNS SHORTAGE OF TECH-SAVVY WORKERS LOOMS
A report by the Information Technology Association of America warns that one out of every 10 jobs requiring information technology skills is going unfilled due to a shortage of qualified workers. The association surveyed 2,000 large and mid-sized companies and found at least 190,000 unfilled information technology jobs. The report cited a decline in college graduates with degrees in mathematics or computer science. "It's like running out of iron ore in the middle of the Industrial Revolution," says the association's president. A VP for Cap-Gemini America, a U.S. consulting company, predicts that if the trend continues, U.S. companies will opt to send more of their work overseas where they can find eligible job candidates.
For a copy of "Help Wanted: The IT Workforce Gap," go to http://www.itaa.org. (Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Mar 97)
To read an interview with Nobel Laureate Arno Penzias answering the questions, "What is it going to take to get a job in the digital age?" and "Can computers improve our educational system?" go to http://www.news.com/Newsmakers/Penzias/penzias3.html
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