A regional IT occupational partnership for economic development

Eileen M. Trauth, Mike Reinert, Michael C. Zigner

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Abstract

Increasingly, the economic viability of regions, states and countries is being linked to the viability of technology-enabled, knowledge-intensive economic sectors. Hence, among the factors of interest in regional economic development is the availability of an information technology (IT) talent pool. There is a growing need to understand the regional supply and demand dynamics of appropriately educated IT professionals. Consequently, an action research project was undertaken in Berks County, Pennsylvania in order to better understand the IT skill and knowledge requirements of the local labor force. An occupational partnership representing three constituencies - academe, local industry and government - joined forces in order to develop a sustainable mechanism for ensuring the continuance of a qualified IT labor force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS-CPR 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Global Information Technology Workforce
Pages112-120
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2007 - Saint Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2007Apr 21 2007

Publication series

NameSIGMIS-CPR 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce

Other

Other45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Louis, MO
Period4/19/074/21/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management

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