It’s hard to imagine what the hottest tech jobs will be by the time you graduate college or university. But you can count on new technological innovation to continue providing careers that will fit your every interest and passion.
However, we can predict that it will still be tough for Canadian employers to find skilled tech talent in the future if more young people don’t pursue careers in tech.
90% of Canadian firms surveyed said they have some form of a gap in the information technology (IT) skills they need to run their organizations, according to a recent report by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Among the top hiring priorities for companies are people who know how to keep an organization’s data safe and secure, understand the hottest web and online shopping trends or know how to build mobile apps.
While the demand for tech pros is growing, enrolments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) streams are among the lowest of post-secondary programs and very little has changed from 2009 until now, according to a Statistics Canada report.
Companies in all fields want to hire grads who ‘get’ tech. Yet, many high school students don’t understand the career opportunities that the digital age provides for taking part in changing the world, one amazing new way at a time.
From no-touch interfaces to computers built into all the objects we interact with on a daily basis, tech is now on a quest to adapt to the human way of doing things, not the other way around, a Forbes story says.
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