Information and communication technologies

SOURCE: Sectors & skills: the need for policy alignment
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Paterson, J.Roodt
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Kraak
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS SHORTAGE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
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Abstract

This chapter examines skills in the ICT sector itself and in the cohorts of workers employed in ICT occupations across all economic sectors. The analytical approach is based on moving from the sectoral to the sub-sectoral and then to the occupational level, at each stage obtaining a more disaggregated view of skills demand. In turn we address skills supply through considering the wider set of study fields that are relevant to employment in an ICT occupation, and the focus on computer professionals and associate professionals.