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Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey featuring Andrew Weaver
April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am CDT
Co-sponsored with the Office of Equity, Sustainability and Democracy.
April 6, 2018
Some analysts maintain that inadequate worker skills are holding back industry growth. These claims are often reinforced by commentators who assert that technological changes coupled with insufficient education have resulted in a shortage of (STEM) skills. Dr. Weaver used a detailed nationally representative skill survey focusing on computer helpdesk technicians to shed light on these claims.
Andrew Weaver is an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the impact of institutions on labor market outcomes, with a particular focus on industry skill demands and workforce-related public policy issues.