Fix the Technology Skills Gap Through K-12 Education
A widening technology skills gap is putting a burden on companies who desperately need workers, according to a 2017 report from TechRepublic. The tech industry, in particular, is having trouble finding top talent. The skills gap is attributed, in part, to the need to build foundational skills as part of the education journey. There are more than a half-million open technology positions in the United States. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that by 2020, there will be a million more jobs available in computingthan qualified applicants who can fill those roles.