The shortage of skilled technology professionals is a big challenge for IT. One possible solution: Taking advantage of apprenticeship programs aimed at preparing students and workers from non-IT fields for technology careers.
A study by professional services firm Accenture released in October 2019 notes that community college students can help offset the nation’s technology talent shortage via apprentice programs.
In its survey of 1,000 community college students and 200 community college counselors, Accenture found that a majority of students (59%) aspire to pursue in-demand technology professions such as application developer, programmer, and cybersecurity analyst.
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