CompTIA has launched Skillsboost – an online careers and training resource to help young people get apprenticeships and jobs in the IT industry.
The website will give students, parents and teachers access to localised information on everything from IT salaries to local IT employment statistics drawn from up-to-the-minute industry market intelligence.
Crucially, Skillsboost will provide data on the industry sectors with the biggest current skills gaps, enabling schools and colleges to direct teaching resources towards giving pupils the most in-demand skills, dramatically boosting their employment prospects. It will also provide links to educational resources for schools and colleges.
The aim is to help parents, teachers and pupils take advantage of an array of vocational routes into IT careers in order to address a major skills deficit across the IT industry; CompTIA’s recent global survey of the technology workforce found that 43 per cent of UK businesses are experiencing a severe IT skills shortage, which is harming productivity and innovation.
“We created Skillsboost to give aspiring young IT professionals a chance to learn about the huge variety of vocational paths into an IT career and help school and college leavers work out how to best increase and prove their skills to find jobs in the industry,” said Graham Hunter, VP Skills Certifications at CompTIA.
“Critically, as a vendor-neutral IT careers site, this will provide neutral careers, skills and apprenticeships information that could help young people develop their skills in any technology platform and find out about the full range of employment and training opportunities across every industry sector.”
Visit Skillsboost.comptia.org/en to learn more.