Adviser to the president Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized the significance of private sector innovation in transforming America’s workers and enabling the nation’s economic growth, during a roundtable meeting in Wichita, Kansas, on Oct. 24.
You need education to land a suitable job in tech. But should you obtain that education via a traditional route (such as a four-year college degree) or a combination of online courses and self-teaching? That’s a complicated question, and the answer hinges largely on what areas of tech interest you as a professional.
Steve Wozniak's Education-as-a-Service Company, Woz U, is joining forces with Maryland-based TranZed Apprenticeships to develop world-class apprenticeships to meet in demand jobs, like cybersecurity, data science, and mobile and web development. The dynamic "Modern Apprenticeship" partnership launched ahead of Wozniak's two-day tech summit, DesTechAZ 2019, provides robust and relevant content to effectively prepare the talent of tomorrow, today.
To outsiders the technology industry is often perceived as a massive wealth-generating engine, where 20-somethings lounge around, munch avocado toast and cash in stock options. But insiders know that more people today are discontent living and working in the traditional tech hubs -- New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Boston -- than ever before.
The use of robotics will increase productivity and has the potential to bring more manufacturing production work back to developed countries. As productivity increases, labor is likely to receive a significant share of the benefits.
Big companies added 67,000 jobs, mid-sized firms hired 39,000 new workers and small businesses filled 30,000 positions. “Businesses have turned more cautious in their hiring,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “Small businesses have become especially hesitant. If businesses pull back any further, unemployment will begin to rise.”
Job prospects for young men who only have a high school diploma are particularly bleak. They are even worse for those who have less education. When young men experience joblessness, it not only threatens their financial well-being but their overall well-being and physical health. Could a high quality and specialized technical education in high school make a difference?
For years, there have been arguments back and forth on which companies are the greatest job creators. The argument began with advocates for small businesses saying that small businesses were the engine of job creation. In recent years, others have argued that it’s not the size of the business that’s significant so much as the age of the business and that it’s young businesses that create most of the jobs.
As part of the CRN 2019 Best States to Start a Solution Provider Business analysis, we've ranked the states according to the overall education and experience levels of the pool of available workers. The analysis includes such data as the percent of people in each state over 25 with an advanced degree, technology industry job gains (2017 to 2018), and tech jobs as a percent of the total workforce.