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Grassroots approach needed to entice fresh IT talent

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HC Online | 04 Sep 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
There are an alarmingly low number of young people entering IT, and according to one HR leader, it’s up to organisations to tackle this problem head on or face dire straits down the line.
  • Not provided | 10 Sep 2012, 08:45 PM Agree 0
    I am not surprised that there are few young people coming through. I hold a senior job in IT and discouraged by daughter from studying IT. I think the general perceptions are (a) it is difficult to get a start in the industry in Australia as there are few entry level jobs (b)longer term the pace of change is extreme, making it necessary to retrain every few years. (c) so much IT work is being off shore'd that long term prognosis for employment growth is not as good as jobs that can't be offshor'ed (like trades and health industry roles).
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