As part of the partnership, $150,000 will be committed to programs for female data scientists and data engineers. The company is committed to improving representation in the technology industry of women, African Americans, Latinos, people who identify as LGBT, and US Veterans. A zero trust mentality is something that many managed services providers are beginning to understand in earnest.
Together, SJ TechHire training partners, employers and temporary work placement agencies will offer a robust catalog of online and classroom-based tech training programs as well as content and experiences to introduce students to tech-enabled career opportunities and provide them with an online assessment of current skills. The City of San Jose has secured over $2 million from city and state sources to drive forward these strategies with a focus on women, minorities, and youth. The Salt Lake City municipal government is committed to fostering additional connections between employers with open tech jobs and education providers focused on underserved residents. The Salt Lake City economic development team will support “fast-to-work” training programs that are tailored to specific employers’ needs through a business loan fund, office space support, marketing assistance, and other methods. The city is also partnering with local businesses to create a scholarship fund for qualified residents. And the region is seeing growing participation by nontraditional IT students through programs like a local Code for America brigade, the Open Salt Lake initiative, Girl Develop It, and the Utah Geek Association.
It also includes exam preparation materials along with access to virtual labs to teach and provide hands-on preparation for individuals interested in pursuing high-demand careers in networking-related fields such as network security, the Internet of Things, industrial networking, and enterprise network design. CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021 provides insight into the trends shaping the industry, its workforce and its business models. Because trends do not occur in a vacuum, the report provides context through market sizing, workforce dynamics, and other references to supporting data.
Regional tech companies including Datto, CometaWorks, Comradity, GoNation, CTFN, and others will support with training design and hiring opportunities for graduates. Rhode Island has assembled 18 employers including CVS, Citizens Bank, Fidelity and Innovex to recruit over 2,000 candidates from fast-track tech training programs that will be developed and expanded over the next five years. The Department of Labor and Training, Commerce RI and [email protected] are working with Tech Collective, a non-profit workforce intermediary, to strengthen Rhode Island’s IT workforce pipeline and train individuals, with a focus on low-income community members.
At the time, privacy violations, data breaches, social media-enabled election interference and other controversies had thrust the industry, and many of its leading corporations, into the media spotlight and the government’s watchdog lens. Titans of tech, particularly social media CEOs, continue to be taken to task in Washington, D.C. But the media attention on this is far dimmer than in 2019, overshadowed by the pandemic and its impact. The resulting “recency bias” may account for respondents seeming to be much less concerned about techlash this past year than in 2019.
The president and the US Congress should increase annual federal funding for research and development activities to secure US global leadership in critical new industries and technologies, with priorities determined for the largest impact challenges and gaps. Data capabilities and new technologies increasingly exacerbate social inequality and impact geopolitics, global competition, and global opportunities for collaboration. The coming decade—the “GeoTech Decade”—must address the sophisticated but potentially fragile systems that now connect people and nations, and incorporate resiliency as a necessary foundational pillar of modern life. The coming years also will present new avenues for criminals and terrorists to do harm; authoritarian nations to monitor, control, and oppress their people; and diplomatic disputes to escalate to armed conflict not just on land, sea, and in the air, but also in space and cyberspace. It is interesting to look at the impact of global and local crisis on technology progression and adoption.