anonymous tech woman

Yet another woman in technology blog. I'm actually a developer who uses a variety of Java and database technologies on a variety of platforms.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Skills Shortages and Training

In every technical magazine or newspaper aimed at computing professionals Eskills UK states that there is a shortage of IT skills among people in the industry and gives warnings about what this skills shortage will mean in future. However in a recent Computer Weekly someone wrote in asking whether ESkills has done a survey of UK employers to see how many give training to their staff. Within a week of the publication of that particular edition the TUC came out with a survery showing that employers refuse to train there staff and 8.5 million employees are being denied training by their employers. This study doesn't indicate how many of the staff are technical employees but does illustrate that while employers go around saying there is a skills shortage they actually do not help employees get the skills they need.

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