Apprenticeships and Solving the IT Skills Gap

Mar 11, 2017 | 9:30am – 10:30am


Charles Eaton

Creating IT Futures Foundation

Heather Terenzio

Techtonic Group

Orrin Hatch

US Senate

There are nearly one million open tech jobs in the US today. This gap will increase significantly in the coming years, as older workers retire and the expansion of cloud, cybersecurity, and big data devices require more people to create, manage and monitor technology. Sen. Orrin Hatch introduced the EARNS Act to expand apprenticeship in the U.S. Apprenticeship pairs on-the-job training with classroom instruction, and it’s one of the best ways to prepare workers to participate in the workforce, and to train loyal, skilled employees so businesses compete in today’s economy. This sentence will discuss apprenticeship programs and other creative ways employers are looking to fill open positions.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
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