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IT worker shortage linked to tech enrollment drop

Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin's information technology and computer science sectors are crucial business resources, but recruiting the talent to leverage IT has become an increasingly daunting task.

Pending baby-boomer retirements and a decline in IT enrollment could leave employers struggling to meet recruitment goals as university and technical college systems graduate fewer qualifie......

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The DWD also names six computer-related jobs among Wisconsin's 30 fastest-growing occupations of 2002 through 2012. Network systems and data communications analyst positions, which average $55,620 in salary annually, rank second on the list, with me......

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The UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences has experienced a dramatic reduction in undergraduate enrollment during the past several years, concurrent with national trends, said Gurindar Sohi, department chair.

The number of bachelors degrees granted this past year is especially low as a result of declining enrollment from two and three years ago. "Now we'......

Full article >>> our students," Miller added. "We're doing our own kids and our own industry a huge disservice by discouraging them from going into computer science and information technology careers."

Technical college system

The 16 colleges of the Wisconsin Technical College System graduate a steady stream of IT-trained individuals, and an int......

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"There is a decline, but it is not as bad as it may seem." Dakwar said. "It looks like IT is coming back. Every indication shows that IT is growing. The only unfortunate part is we don't see the stude......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Chris Fleissner 10/11/06


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