Topic: Closing the IT talent gap in the Philippines
The Philippines is undergoing a shift in its business environment, transitioning itself into paperless processing, electronic platforms and embracing the growth of its Information Technology sector. In fact, according to a study done by KPMG, it now stands as one of the most dynamic industries of the country. With these new developments, companies find themselves suddenly needing an influx of the right people to manage these adjustments and run it to the best of their abilities. One concern, however, is that despite this growth in technology, there is a noticeable gap in today’s talent pool, leaving IT leaders floundering for solutions.
Currently, IT professionals in search of highly technical jobs are plagued with a significant “skills gap”, which is what stands between their current skills set and what their prospective jobs are looking for. With this problem in mind, how can IT leaders help in the closing of this talent gap? How can external institutions prepare to lessen this problem in the future?
We will be discussing the following:
- What is the right mix of skills needed for the IT sector?
- How can educational institutions foster a good IT talent pool?
- What are the biggest challenges faced when hiring IT talent?
- How can your organization train raw IT talent despite their ‘skills gap’?