It is one thing to have talent, and another to excel with it. Cxlead.com in an article published in 2020, asserts that there is an estimated 289% increase in request for UX interviews. That with over 4 billion internet users, 4 million mobile apps, and 1.74 billion websites, the skills of a UX designer are in high demand.
Tech is dynamic, and as we continue to adopt new ways of doing things, tech grows, and so also new positions and fields in tech that require competent people to fill increases. Hence, the skill gap in tech.
There is a growing need for more hands in tech, and this skill gap can be bridged through conscious efforts to inspire tech talents to observe, learn and grow in tech.
Here are three effective ways to inspire tech talents to switch to tech, grow and become successful.
Organizing tech meets
If there be any way that tech talents can be inspired, it is through tech meets. Iron sharpens iron. That line never ages, and it has remained true through time. With the availability of tech meets, tech talents have the opportunity to get closer to leaders and understand trends within the industry.
Tech meets accounts for the undiluted transfer of oral tradition from the older generations to a much younger generation giving room for fresh perspectives in tech. When tech leaders come together and organize these meets, it gives hope that tech will not derail.
Raising funds for tech start-ups
Fundraising can be a huge support and inspiration for innovators in the tech space. And thanks to organizations like YCombinator who have since inception in 2005 raised over 2,000 startups in the tech industry, funding tech startups will not only create more opportunities for employment within the tech space, but also inspire innovators to do more, think more, and work harder.
Enough cannot be said about the importance of fundraising events in tech, but this events account for the limitless and dynamic nature of technology – an industry where imagination thrives. And to keep it that way, funding is essential.
Funding tech training
As fundraising events help tech startups find their feet and run effectively without interference, so also funding tech training with help tech talents get quality training needed to meet up with the new demands of design and tech.
Funding tech training will go a long way to inspire tech talents to start a career in design and tech. And this will be a win-win situation for investors, companies, and for tech as an industry. For investors, you are actively contributing to the future of tech learning, and making efforts to close the skill gap in tech. For companies, you can save cost on “re-training” your newly hired staffs since they are already well trained. For tech, the future is more secured more than ever. We are assured that new crop of designers, technicians, and managers are well groomed in the art of tech.
70% of the nine million available jobs in STEM are in computers and IT but more than half a million of those computing jobs are current unfilled, even though tech jobs are rapidly rising in the ranks of source of new wages (already being number 1 in the Us), there is a shortage of workforce. The main reason is because only a small percentage of educational or business institutions offer tech training, leaving people unskilled and unfit in the field.
Funding a tech training program is great inspiration for individuals interested, in the tech field and there are a lot of them. Hungry, humble, and passionate individuals that desire a unique opportunity... Amazon, IBM, and MasterCard are examples of companies that have invested and are still investing millions in tech training because they understand its value.
You can inspire the next tech talent by funding Go Create USA bootcamp: a free UX design bootcamp training for people in the USA.