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Education and Training for the Information Technology Workforce

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Education and Training for the Information Technology Workforce. (n.d.). Education and Training for the Information Technology Workforce. Retrieved from http://worldjournal.org/


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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF FINDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 II. WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Arena I. Formal Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Arena II. Technical Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Arena III. Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Arena IV. Soft Skills and Business Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Putting It All Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 III. THE IT EDUCATION AND TRAINING LANDSCAPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 IT Bachelor?s Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 IT-related Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Combined IT Bachelor?s/Master?s Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 IT-related Master of Science Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Techno-MBAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Two-Year IT Degrees at Community Colleges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 IT Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Private, For-Profit Education and Training Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Vendor and Vendor-Neutral IT Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Boot Camps and Seminars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Federal Government IT Workforce Education and Training Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 State, Local, and Regional IT Education and Training Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Online Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Books, CD-ROMs, Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Churn in the IT Labor Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Keeping Pace with Technology and Business Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Helping Graduates Get Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 IV. ROLE OF EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MEETING THE DEMAND FOR IT SKILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Employer Role in IT Education and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Making or Buying Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 The Decision to Invest in Incumbent IT Worker Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

 
 


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