José A. Ferrón
The problem:“The Government must introduce  new policies to combat skill  shortages in the Irish IT sector”
The Sector:     IT – Communications – Gaming   Over 1000 Companies   Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc.   Over 70,000 cu...
 Established in 1997                  300 companies                  6000 professionalsJoan Mulvihill
A) Points   The IIA is calling for the introduction    of policies to combat the problem.   We are in crisis mode, and t...
A) Points   The IIA has launched a document    highlighting the problem and    possible solutions.   The criteria would ...
A) Points   The root of the problem is undersubscribed    technology courses.   The Government has to look at the proble...
B) Facts:   2,500 unfilled jobs   IIA represents over 300 companies and more    than 6,000 individuals   70,000 people ...
C) Assumptions:Irish students would be encouraged  to take 3th level tech courses.The failure to draw talent comes down to...
C) Assumptions:The proposal is effectively a job   creation scheme.Protecting our smart economy people   is the best route...
OUT OF CATEGORY“I have evidence of English  people who have turned  down jobs here”
A) Points   The IIA is calling for the introduction of    policies to combat the problem.   We are in crisis mode, and t...
   A) PointsIIA has launched a document highlighting  the problem and possible solutions.The criteria would be drawn up b...
A) Points   The root of the problem is undersubscribed    technology courses.   The Government has to look at the proble...
B) Facts: 2,500      unfilled jobsSource of this data is not offered in the article...Is it real?
Job Offers       Irish Jobs.ie45004000350030002500200015001000500                       Jobs  0
   IIA represents over 300 companies and more    than 6,000 individuals     Including IADT!!!   70,000 people currently ...
The total number of ICT                    enterprises in Ireland is                    approx. 5,400                    2...
C) Assumptions:Irish students would be encouraged to   take 3th level tech courses.“Recent statistics show that the number...
The failure to draw talent comes down to  Ireland’s lack of competitiveness.   9/10 global ICT companies maintain a prese...
C) Assumptions:The proposal is effectively a job creation    scheme.Protecting our smart economy people is the best    rou...
Research shows that it really exists a huge shortage of skills in the tech sector in Ireland..    Ok but....
1- REFORM OF EDUCATION SYSTEM.ONLY 20 STUDENTS GRADUATING IN A LEVEL 8 DEGREE IN COMPUTING IN IADT IN 2011.               ...
2. ReskillingExploring ways for people not working currently in IT.eLearning Summit (Brussels, 2001) Published  by Cisco S...
   Ireland is facing a shortage in tech skills   This is a serious matter that must be    addressed   Despite the risin...
What have I learned about critical thinking?   Always questioning   Do not take assumptions for granted   Explore diffe...
What have I learned about MY OWN critical thinking skills?-   Assumptions-   It is not easy to change    the mind
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    1. 1. José A. Ferrón
    2. 2. The problem:“The Government must introduce new policies to combat skill shortages in the Irish IT sector”
    3. 3. The Sector: IT – Communications – Gaming Over 1000 Companies Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. Over 70,000 current employed
    4. 4.  Established in 1997  300 companies  6000 professionalsJoan Mulvihill
    5. 5. A) Points The IIA is calling for the introduction of policies to combat the problem. We are in crisis mode, and this is about investing in a wealth generating sector.
    6. 6. A) Points The IIA has launched a document highlighting the problem and possible solutions. The criteria would be drawn up by industry bodies.
    7. 7. A) Points The root of the problem is undersubscribed technology courses. The Government has to look at the problem now, not at longer term solutions. IIA distanced from the Special Assignment Relief Programme (2008)
    8. 8. B) Facts: 2,500 unfilled jobs IIA represents over 300 companies and more than 6,000 individuals 70,000 people currently employed in the tech sector in Ireland 200,000 in supporting jobs
    9. 9. C) Assumptions:Irish students would be encouraged to take 3th level tech courses.The failure to draw talent comes down to Ireland’s lack of competitiveness.
    10. 10. C) Assumptions:The proposal is effectively a job creation scheme.Protecting our smart economy people is the best route for economic recovery.
    11. 11. OUT OF CATEGORY“I have evidence of English people who have turned down jobs here”
    12. 12. A) Points The IIA is calling for the introduction of policies to combat the problem. We are in crisis mode, and this is about investing in a wealth generating sector.
    13. 13.  A) PointsIIA has launched a document highlighting the problem and possible solutions.The criteria would be drawn up by industry bodies.
    14. 14. A) Points The root of the problem is undersubscribed technology courses. The Government has to look at the problem now, not at longer term solutions. IIA distanced from the Special Assignment Relief Programme (2008)
    15. 15. B) Facts: 2,500 unfilled jobsSource of this data is not offered in the article...Is it real?
    16. 16. Job Offers Irish Jobs.ie45004000350030002500200015001000500 Jobs 0
    17. 17.  IIA represents over 300 companies and more than 6,000 individuals Including IADT!!! 70,000 people currently employed in the tech sector in Ireland - 200,000 in supporting jobs
    18. 18. The total number of ICT enterprises in Ireland is approx. 5,400 233 of these are foreign owned ICT companiesAccording to the CSOs 2010 employmentfigures, over 74,000 people are employed in ICTcompanies in Ireland
    19. 19. C) Assumptions:Irish students would be encouraged to take 3th level tech courses.“Recent statistics show that the number of students starting computer/software courses has increased by 32% since late 2007 while the numbers starting electrical engineering courses have increased by 21% since late 2007” www.ict.ie
    20. 20. The failure to draw talent comes down to Ireland’s lack of competitiveness. 9/10 global ICT companies maintain a presence in Ireland All of the top 5 software companies have a significant presence in Ireland ICT accounted for €50 billion of Irish exports in 2009 According to the Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index for 2009-2010 Ireland was rated 21/133
    21. 21. C) Assumptions:The proposal is effectively a job creation scheme.Protecting our smart economy people is the best route for economic recovery.
    22. 22. Research shows that it really exists a huge shortage of skills in the tech sector in Ireland.. Ok but....
    23. 23. 1- REFORM OF EDUCATION SYSTEM.ONLY 20 STUDENTS GRADUATING IN A LEVEL 8 DEGREE IN COMPUTING IN IADT IN 2011. IADT – Students’ ServicesChanging the way our education system works is vital if we are to encourage young people to take up professions such as IT and engineering that will benefit our smart economy. GORDON SMITH, siliconrepublic.com
    24. 24. 2. ReskillingExploring ways for people not working currently in IT.eLearning Summit (Brussels, 2001) Published by Cisco Systems
    25. 25.  Ireland is facing a shortage in tech skills This is a serious matter that must be addressed Despite the rising in unemployment rates, there are over 2,500 positions available in the ICT sector Technology courses are undersubscribed
    26. 26. What have I learned about critical thinking? Always questioning Do not take assumptions for granted Explore different alternatives Confirm facts with trusted sources
    27. 27. What have I learned about MY OWN critical thinking skills?- Assumptions- It is not easy to change the mind
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