KEY INITIATIVES

INITIATIVES THAT MAKE AN IMPACT.

 
 
 

Our business champions have identified three key initiatives. They agree that this will help them acquire high-quality, local talent they require to thrive.

 
 
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 KEY INITIATIVE No. 1

DEFINE A NEW SET OF SKILLS FOR THE ICT WORKPLACE.

 

To be successful in the ICT workplace, people need both technical skills and non-technical attributes.  What’s become much more important in recent years—and missing most in new entrants—is a set of non-technical skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

 
 
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 KEY INITIATIVE No. 2

SHIFT TO AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING MODEL.

 
 

To produce the new skill set required by ICT-intensive companies, there needs to be a major shift in how students learn.  The only way to gain the non-technical skills is to provide students with much more workplace experience as well as curriculum and teaching that emphasizes problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, and other attributes. 

This model will require a deeper and continuous collaboration between ICT-intensive businesses and education and training institutions and programs. 

 
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 KEY INITIATIVE No. 3

BUILD NEW AWARENESS AND ATTRACT MORE PEOPLE TO ICT CAREERS

 
 

We need to change the image, rebrand, and promote ICT beyond just the household names, using creative approaches and spokespeople, reaching both youth and adult career changers. 

At the same time, we need to simplify and systematize “talent fulfillment” processes, policies, and infrastructure, connecting companies and with education, training, and other sources of talent referral in the community.

 
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