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Specialist technology jobboard, CWjobs have recently carried out a report to examine the role and importance of ICT education in pursuing a career in the industry.
Their findings from a recent survey of 1300 professionals have shown that increased tuition fees and a shift in culture away from IT qualifications from GCSE level could mean an IT talent drain in the UK.
64% of IT professionals surveyed thought the rise in tuition fees would drive students abroad to gain qualifications.
Whilst the market for IT professionals is growing as society becomes more reliant upon technology, formal IT qualifications are dropping in take up and perception.
71% of IT professionals perceive self taught candidates to be as skilled as their formally qualified counter parts.
Although the IT and Telecoms industry contributes over £81b to the economy, there is not enough investment in schools to get children interested in IT beyond teaching the basic processing skills; the number of students taking up IT at GCSE level has dropped by 50% since 2006.
At Amoria Bond we are seeing a continued demand for qualified, experienced IT professionals and this report demonstrates that this problem is likely to get worse.
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