ERIC Number: ED441150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Digital Work Force: Building Infotech Skills at the Speed of Innovation.
Meares, Carol Ann; Sargent, John F., Jr.
This report is the product of an effort by the Office of Technology Policy to assess current and future needs for information technology (IT) workers through a comprehensive information-gathering project that included the following three activities: (1) nationwide regional meetings that included discussions with industry executives, representatives from academia, business leaders, students, and workers; (2) examination of a wide range of data on the IT workforce; and (3) regular monitoring of literature on the subject. The following are among the topics discussed in Chapters 1-9: (1) the challenge of developing the IT workforce; (2) the vital role of IT in the U.S. economy; (3) the business environment and its impact on the IT labor market; (4) the demand for core IT workers; (5) the supply of core IT workers; (6) indications of a tighter labor market; (7) state and regional perspectives; (8) a report of the National Dialogue on the Information Technology Work Force; and (9) answers the IT workforce challenge. Chapters 1-9 contain 45 tables/figures. Chapter 10 consists of four appendixes on the following four topics: (1) employment sectors for core IT workers; (2) core IT workforce distribution by industry; (3) core IT workforce distribution by occupation; and (4) state employment projections in core IT occupations for 1996-2006. (MN)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Career Change, College Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Consultants, Corporate Education, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Income, Independent Study, Information Technology, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Proprietary Schools, Public Policy, Recruitment, Regional Planning, Retraining, Skill Development, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Temporary Employment, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Universities, Vocational Education
Office of Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202-482-3037. For full text: http://www.ta.doc.gov/otp/Reports.htm#USTPS.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Technology Policy (DOC), Washington, DC.