Roll Call: KC’s IT Workforce Gathers Business, Education and Government to Address Weak Workforce
May 14, 2012 in Events
On May 8th, NetStandard CEO and FiberKC founder Jeff Melcher gathered more than 60 key business leaders, educators and government representatives at the Regnier Center of Johnson County Community College to discuss the gap between the number of qualified technology professionals and the available positions in Kansas City.
The half-day work session looked at two problem areas: the number of graduates available and the quality of the technology professionals entering the workforce. In a series of three breakout sessions, collaborators addressed key issues in the use of technology in the classroom, the image of technology professionals, the weak critical thinking and communication skills in technology graduates and the lack of students and educators who see technology as a viable career path. The session culminated in considerations for future FiberKC initiatives designed to engage educators, students, business leaders and government officials on a common path.
To read the full recap of Roll Call: KC’s IT Workforce, click here: http://www.netstandard.com/netstandard-hosts-rollcall/