Going to College: IT less affected by downturn

Though the numbers of IT graduates are down on previous years, the recession has not dampened the demand for workers with skills

17th January, 2009

The IT sector has enjoyed its ups and downs in recent years and this has affected the number of graduates coming into the workforce. IT-related courses proved popular doing the technology boom, but after the sector slumped in 2001, the number of students applying for such courses dropped off amid concerns that they wouldn’t find jobs. The net impact was that, according to many employers in the sector, there has been a shortage of IT...

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