computer degreesYou may have heard the term “skills shortage” when it comes to employment trends. That refers to the idea that job openings are out there, but employers are having a tough time finding candidates who actually have the skills and know-how to do the job.

Sure, degrees can open up a lot of doors, but in technical, hands-on fields like IT, employers are showing a preference for career training credentials, as this infographic from Computer Systems Institute illustrates…




2 responses to “It’s All About the Skills: A Look at Why IT Employers Love Career Training”

  1. universityexampapers says:

    Getting some formal career training which leads to a cert, for example microsoft or ITIL, you’ll show up in the internal database search engines recruiters use. For the sake of a few days study, you should be able to pass the foundation version of a vendor exam. This will separate you from most of the other folks you’re in competition with while showing potential employers you’re that little bit more motivated.

    The exams do cost but it’ll be worth it in the long run!

  2. Great point! Thanks for the additional insight and encouragement to students. 🙂

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