The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §903
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|Recommended Citation: Davies, W K and R Gibson. Can We Make Better Use of the Educational System To Solve the Information Technology Staffing Problem? In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §903.
Can We Make Better Use of the Educational System To Solve the Information Technology Staffing Problem?
This study investigates whether we can use the secondary and post-secondary educational system to solve the IT staffing problem. In order to reach this determination, the study performs a review of the literature. This study is limited in scope to secondary and post-secondary academic institutions located within the United States. This study will use information gathered from various academic institutions such as the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute, and the Detroit School of Industrial Arts (DSIA). Within the ITAA, the School-to-Career (STC) program will also be examined. In determining solutions to the IT labor shortage, this study will investigate the level of cooperation that must exist between academia and industry in order for a solution to achieved. Finally, this study will touch on whether the cooperative solutions that are derived from the cooperation between academia and industry are slanted towards the larger corporations. This is occurring because the smaller corporations do not have the available resources to share with various academic institutions. This results in a solution to the problem that is skewed towards the larger companies. This study concludes that further research must be done it order to determine which of the proposed solutions will have the greatest impact on solving the IT labor shortage, however, it is apparent that any solution must involve industry and academia working together.
|William K. Davies [a1] [a2]|
Vienna, Virginia, USA [c1] [c2]
Rick Gibson [a1] [a2]
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
American University [u1] [u2]
Washington, DC, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: IT staffing problem, worker shortage, industry/education cooperation
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