IT education and training is failing future tech staff


Technology experts are calling for an overhaul of IT training and education, saying the current system is failing the next generation of techies.

A new survey reveals 61% of tech experts agreed ‘more needs to be done to educate the next generation of technology and IT workers’.

The research, conducted by online accounts firm Crunch, asked people working in the technology industry about the skills and training of the next generation IT consultants.

Nearly a third of experts (30%) agree with the statement ‘tech education in the UK is not good enough’. One in 5 respondents (21%) said tech education needs a stronger focus in schools and more work is needed.  A worrying 8% said drastically more needs to be done.

The survey identified the most effective ways of up-skilling school leavers wanting to work in the technology sector: Encouraging more on the job training was identified as the strongest solution by over a third of professionals (34%) with 28% saying apprenticeships are key to boosting career paths. More government funding for practical technology skills was also a recognised by 19% of those surveyed.

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