Australian business preferences for university graduates for high-level tech jobs misjudges the relevance of computer degrees and contributes to the current skills shortage in tech jobs.


This article from Business Insider makes the following points:
  • There is a critical shortage of tech workers in Australia.
  • Australian business is missing out on top-tier tech talent.
  • Major employers remain reticent to train their staff in required skills.
  • Australia’s big employers require applicants to have a university degree,”
  • Computer science degrees tend to date as universities struggle to keep up with current trends in the technology sector.
  • An exception is Victoria’s Monash University 24-week coding boot camp, with a flexible curriculum that is responsive to current market demand.
  • Alternatives like Amazon’s re/Start initiative are designed to up-skill workers from non-IT backgrounds.


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Source Information:  Business Insider