Make a Significant Impact to Solve Serious Crises
IT-oLogy was created by concerned individuals seeking to solve three major problems facing our nation.
The IT Talent Crisis
In an increasingly digital world, a multitude of diverse industries rely on the efficient use of information technology. Unfortunately, as thousands of jobs become available each year, thousands more go unfilled. The problem is that the jobs are growing faster than our schools can educate students to fill them. To catch up and keep up with our technological growth and ensure our nation’s competitive advantage and security, we need to interest more people in IT careers. The public and private sectors desperately need more trained professionals to keep pace.
The Hidden Talent Crisis
There is an enormous amount of talent yet to be discovered. Because of the expanding variety of technology jobs, people who never considered the field will now find opportunities to enter and succeed. Students and adults in rural and/or under-served communities who haven’t been exposed to the educational resources and career options can find that they can be effective and lucrative in technology. As a result, they can change their families and communities for the better. They need these resources so they don’t miss the opportunities – and we don’t miss their talent.
The Career Path Crisis
At one time or another, most of us face this crisis. “What should I be doing with my life?” or “What’s the best career for me?” Professionals, especially in the Millennial generation, are becoming more selective with their career choices – often changing jobs every few years. They’re each looking for a career that offers advancement, pays well, and allows them to make a difference. IT careers pay well, provide great advancement opportunities and allow practitioners to see the change technology makes in the world.
You Hold The Answer
By investing your resources of time and/or finances in IT-oLogy, you’re solving all of these crises with one proverbial stone. Through IT-oLogy’s events and programs for K-12 students, university students, and professionals, you’re helping individuals find meaningful careers and companies find needed IT team members.
If you would like to learn how you and/or your organization can make a tangible impact on the challenges we’re addressing, contact Lauren Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.