Southeast Tech has always worked a little differently than most other higher education institutions. With a focus on employment after graduation, meeting the region’s workforce needs has always been a priority. Every degree offered at Southeast Tech has been researched thoroughly to determine if it’s going to strengthen the local workforce and economy as well as lead graduates to successful and rewarding careers.
The new buzzword, ‘technology skills gap’ has recently gained national attention for one reason. There aren’t enough technologically skilled workers to fill the nation’s workforce needs. With the advance of technology, many jobs that didn’t require a degree or a high level of training now do. And with that advent of technology, industry is often offering better working conditions and better pay for the individuals who come to the table with the skills they need.
Southeast Tech sat down with several industry leaders to discuss how they see the ‘technology skills gap’ affecting the region and what role they feel Southeast Tech is filling to address the issue.