|Techieindex Initiative to Provide On the Job Training to Persons in the
Unemployed Pool. January 2013
Our Proposal is for a dedicated program for Hands on training in latest
Technology in Techieindex excellence centers.
The major drag on the economy currently as it pulls free from recession has
been the vast pool of unemployed persons. A great many of these are in the
group that the President has described as those whose “jobs are not coming
back”. A few of us in the IT industry were discussing the other day the
conundrum where educated and professionally qualified persons remain on
unemployment rolls for months and years while the IT industry is facing
acute shortage of trained personnel.
Some of the causes to this gap may be attributed to a widespread
misconception that it takes years to produce a qualified IT employee. This
may be true for some critical jobs where exhaustive and lengthy period of
training is needed. But there are myriad IT jobs that can be effectively
handled by an educated individual with a short period of ‘On the Job
Why is there a great shortage of IT professionals at this moment? Is it
just a very temporary phase to finally end in the likes of ‘dot.com’ and
the recession busts ?We would propose that while booms and busts are known
facets of economic cycle, the current job boom in IT is due to two main
1. Exponential growth in use of digital devices, viz. Smart phones,
Tablets, social media, GPS, and on the exploding volume of online trades.
People now want to be connected at all times, often to several devices at a
time. Companies who fail to upgrade their business model in line with the
trend, are falling by the wayside.
2. Previous shortages in IT manpower were made up to a large extent
by the importation of labor. This is not likely to be a solution for the
future as the countries that were providing us the labor are themselves on
a growth path and cannot provide talents in the numbers that we would
need. The current debate on immigration policies is also likely to have
Our Proposal is for a dedicated program for Hands on training in latest in
technology in Techieindex excellence centers.