The Irish Government has set a target of delivering 47,000 high-level ICT graduates by 2022 to try and meet with the projected demand in the sector. While this is clearly a very exciting time to be in tech, we cannot ignore how short we are currently falling on these figures, especially when considering the diversity of these graduates as well. What can we be doing to help not only bridge the skills gap and attract this new talent to our organisations, but ensure that we're growing and supporting the next generation of the Irish workforce with inclusion and diversity as top priorities.
Claire operates as our Business Consultant within IT Solutions. This involves working closely with clients to identify gaps within their current hiring strategies (with a particular focus on women in tech) and then coming up with solutions on how to potentially address these.
Due to her success in this area, Claire has been asked to speak at a number of events including “The Women in Technology, World Series Conference” and is also a regular speaker at the “HER + Data” meet-ups
Claire also works with government FDI organizations on a consultancy basis to assist companies in the set up and ramp up of their organizations across Ireland and provides analytics into the current talent pools whilst again providing solutions on how to address any gaps they may have.
You will gain an understanding
-Understanding the expectations of the next generation and incoming workforce
- Examining the skills we should be promoting to an incoming workforce. Can we future proof the industry?
- Dissecting the Irish pipeline - is there an issue and if so, what can we do to rectify it?
- Learning from other tech-hubs, what can we apply to the Irish landscape?
- Sharing individual contributions we can all be making to increasing the number of people in tech from a variety of different backgrounds