Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool
In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, the information and communication technology (ICT) industry is driving economic growth, innovation, and job creation. More than 50 percent of today’s jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 77 percent in the next decade. Workforce development programs must become better at identifying and responding to patterns of demand for technology skills. This places a premium on better access to labor market information, stronger connections with employers, ready access to a comprehensive body of relevant training materials, and new strategies for working effectively with a diverse range of young people and disengaged adults. This framework aids in the mapping of existing youth technology skills training workforce development programs draws core principles, success factors, and lessons learned from a vast base of effective and efficient examples.