Trade association will focus on IT skills at its next event

The IT skills gap is closing – CompTIA

The IT skills gap is slowly closing, according to IT trade association CompTIA.

A report by the trade body revealed that 55 per cent of companies are seeing IT skills improving within their businesses.

This is an improvement on the same survey carried out two years ago, which revealed that 48 per cent were seeing IT skills improve.

Mike Brooman, director at IT consultancy, Vanti, said: “The real way to improve the pipeline of talent to the UK channel is to implement proper collaboration with academia to create courses that are applicable to industry requirements and can evolve at the same pace as technological advancement.”

CompTIA will also be holding its next UK Channel Community Meeting in Birmingham on June 23rd to 24th.

The event focuses on skills within the IT industry and aims to bring UK channel companies together to discuss how to recruit talented employees, as well as solving skills issues for companies.

Brooman added: “This focus on the importance of company culture is one I’m looking forward to exploring further at CompTIA’s next UK Channel Community Meeting.”

You can read the rest of Brooman’s thoughts on the IT skills gap in the next issue of PCR.

This news comes after CompTIA’s new UK channel community director Estelle Johannes revealed the association’s plans to help close the IT skills gap.

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