IT Staffing Shortage: The IT Professional / Educator Response
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the RTP Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) feature a topic that discusses how IT professionals and educational institutions can join together to reduce the shortages of IT personnel in our nation, state, and in the RTP area.
It’s been said that a lack of focus on or interest in STEM in our elementary education programs as well as geek stereotypes and misinformation on IT career viability all contribute to a lack of interest in IT related degrees and an under supply of IT staff matriculating from degree programs. Whatever the causes, it’s apparent that insufficient students are selecting IT careers and this starts early in the education process. Come hear from education’s professionals discuss what IT professionals can do to change this.
|Mark Samberg, M.Ed.||Tech Innovations Lead|
|The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation|
|College of Education, NC State University|
|Dennis J. Perks||Education Consultant|
|Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education|
|Career and Technical Education|
|North Carolina Department of Public Instruction|
|David Mantica||President, ASPE Inc.|
Where: NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC (near the I 440 Hillsborough Street exit)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Dinner and Chapter Business
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM “The IT / Educational Instituion Answer To IT Staffing Shortages”