Education and Industry Experts Address the Growing Tech Skills Gap at SXSWedu

March 13, 2017

In addition to a shortage of the hard tech skills - such as computer programming or web design - the research discovered a broader concern among employers over the lack of applied tech skills. Applied tech skills refer to individuals understanding how to use technology for the benefit of an organization. In fact, 77 percent of respondents said a company’s competitive advantage lies in using applied tech skills to solve problems, and they desire a workforce well-equipped with the proper skills to do so. These findings around the market demand for both applied and hard tech skills became a focal point for the panel discussion.