State of the IT Training Industry

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Terry Erdle, EVP of Skills Certification, CompTIA, gives his keynote on the state of the IT training industry at 2012 Colloquium.

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  • State of the IT Training Industry

    1. 1. STATE OF THE IT SKILLS INDUSTRY Terry ErdlePhoto Executive Vice President Skills Certification CompTIA www.comptia.org/colloquium certification.comptia.org
    2. 2. IT Labor Force GrowingFaster than Economy Unemployment Overall U.S. at 8.9% IT at 4.1% year-end 2011 year-end 2011 Labor Force IOverall U.S. up 0.6% IT up 2.2% 2011 vs. 2010 2011 vs. 2010 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2
    3. 3. Strong IT Employment 166,000 U.S. IT Firms Employ a Total of 5 Million Workers in the IT Industry• 400,000 Self-Employed• 60% of Workers Employed by Large Firms Spanning the Entire IT Industry• 62% of Workers in the IT Services Sector are Employed by Small Firms Source: U.S. Economic Census and CompTIA IT Industry Outlook 2012 3
    4. 4. Strong IT Employment3.6 Million Workers in IT Departments in Industries Across the EconomyMajority in Core IT Positions:  Computer Support  Software Development  Computer Systems Analyst Source: CompTIA IT Industry Outlook 2012 4
    5. 5. A Plethora of Job Openings Nearly 300,000 IT jobs are now open in the U.S., according to Indeed.com 5
    6. 6. Skilled IT Professionals –Harder to Find Compared to other employment sectors, more CIOs say recruiting is a challenge, according to Robert Half International. 6
    7. 7. Certification Validates Skills 8 in 10 HR professionals say IT certifications will grow in importance over the next two years. 7
    8. 8. Certification Makes TrainingMore Effective 84% of organizations agree that it’s best to test after training to confirm knowledge gains. Source: CompTIAs 2012 IT Security Study 8
    9. 9. Top 5 Certification Benefits • Better able to understand new or complex technologies • More productive IT workforce • More insightful problem solving • Better project management skills • Better communication skills Certified workers are more likely to stay at a company. 9
    10. 10. Importance of Technology toBusiness Success Importance Today Anticipated Importance in 2014 Very Important Very Important Important Important NET Neutral NET NET Neutral NET Unimportant Important Unimportant Important Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 10
    11. 11. Organizations Seek to Improve Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 11
    12. 12. Top IT Priorities for 2012 NET: High Priorities + Medium Priorities Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 12
    13. 13. IT Skills Gaps on the RiseChange in Overall IT Skills Skills Gaps in IT Compared to Gaps Over Past 2 Years 42% Other Functional Areas Increased Significantly 29% 30% Significantly Higher in IT 18% Increased Moderately Moderately Higher in IT NET No NET NET About NET Decrease in Change Increase in IT Lower Level the Higher Level IT Skills Gaps Skills Gaps of Skills Gaps Same of Skills Gaps in IT Level in IT Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 13
    14. 14. Many Organizations Plan toTrain Existing Staff Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 14
    15. 15. How to Close the Skill Gap Source: CompTIA’s IT Skills Gap study Base: 500 U.S. IT and Business Executives 15
    16. 16. Connecting the Dots 2012 SkillsCertification Strategy 16
    17. 17. 17
    18. 18. Boost the IT Workforce 18
    19. 19. Develop Alliances 19
    20. 20. A Better Career Path http://certifications.comptia.org 20
    21. 21. Narrow the IT Skills Gap 21
    22. 22. Creating Demand with Students
    23. 23. Teens’ Love of TechnologyDoesn’t Translate to CareerInterest Teen Interest in Careers in Information Technology 96% of teens Love or Like technology More than half frequently provide tech support for their household Definitely Possibly Not Don’t Interested Interested Interested Know Source: CompTIA’s Youth Opinions of Careers in IT study Base: 500 U.S. teens ages 13-17
    24. 24. Our Valued Partners 24
    25. 25. State of the IT Skills IndustryTerry ErdleExecutive Vice PresidentSkills Certification www.comptia.org/colloquiumCompTIA certification.comptia.org

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