A new survey by Sifo shows that 1 million Swedes want to work in IT-related professions – despite the acute shortage!
41 percent of the Swedes are also prepared to educate themselves for more than a year to do the job. Today, there is a shortage of 70,000 people in the IT industry.
The survey, which was commissioned by Sigma IT, is based on 2001 interviews with Swedes between the ages of 18 and 75, spread across the country. The questions relate to IT&Tech and are about the Swedes' attitudes to the labour market, education and technical readiness/maturity.
– 1 million Swedes want to work in IT! It’s a huge resource that allows Sweden to cope with the extreme international competition from countries such as Estonia, Finland, Singapore, India and China. If we act now. A special tech capital is needed for the 969,000 people who want tochange profession and enter the IT industry. Otherwise, we risk our future well-being, says Lars Kry, CEO at Sigma IT.
The results have been compiled in the report "Tomorrow Report" where several known preface writers are found. Hélène Barnekow, CEO of Microsoft Sweden, Stefan Bengtsson, Rector of Chalmers University of Technology, Angelica Hedin Swedish Head of Bonnier Education, Åsa Zetterberg, Associate Director of IT & Telecom Companies, and Eric Ljunggren, Head of Communications at Norrsken, are some of the writers giving their view related to the Swedes' attitude to IT and technology.
Read the full Tomorrow Report (in Swedish) at sigmait.se/tomorrow_report
For more information:
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