IT sector lobbies firms to support £15m skills plan

first_imgIT sector lobbies firms to support £15m skills planOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Employers,suppliers and the Government are being urged to back a £15m plan to find asolution to the growing shortage of IT professionals in the UK with e-commerceskills.Theplan, which has just opened for consultation, aims to bring thousands of workersinto the IT profession every year to meet the needs of business to develope-commerce projects.Thethree-year project, coordinated by the E-skills National Training Organisation(NTO), is an ambitious attempt by the IT profession to tackle the UK’s IT skillsshortages.KarenPrice, chief executive of the E-skills NTO, said she is confident thethree-year plan will win financial backing from the Government if employers areprepared to contribute.GillWilson, HR manager for the software and systems engineering firm Amey Datel,welcomed the plan. She said the company had to pay high salaries to attractexperienced IT staff.www.e-skillsnto.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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