IT talent gaps spark workforce programs

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Segrist
May 2, 2017

The software and information technology sector is expected to be the biggest job creator in the Lowcountry in the next few years, yet the region will not produce enough graduates for those jobs, according to a recent workforce study.

Software developers will have 22 graduates for 300 jobs, the 2016 Talent Demand study shows. Computer analysts will have 48 graduates for 291 jobs. Computer network administrators will have zero graduates at the bachelor’s level for 157 anticipated openings.

Computer support specialists, however, are expected to have a better supply of possible hires with 146 graduates for 190 jobs.

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