IT Training: Tackling the IT skills shortage

Despite the recession, the IT sector has gone from strength to strength. However, this has created a sizeable shortage of skilled people. Dermot Corrigan reports.

1st September, 2012
Catherine O'Keeffe, training manager, PFH Technology Group, Cork.

Given the problems within the wider Irish economy, and the large numbers of people unemployed, it may come as a surprise, but the IT sector is experiencing a relatively severe skills shortage.

Employers trying to fill a wide range of IT positions may receive a large number of applications from interested parties, but not all of these have the skills or experience required for the post.

This industry sentiment is backed up by the latest...

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