Graduates taking computing and IT courses should
continue to receive funding form the government, the British
Computer Society (BCS) has said.
Both those who already have a degree and those who are currently
pursuing qualifications should be included in this scheme, it
suggested, raising concerns about a predicted UK skills shortage in
the IT sector.
Mike Rodd, BCS head of learned society & external relations,
explained that the UK is receiving challenges from countries such
as China and India and must remain competitive.
"It is absolutely crucial that the supply of IT practitioners
continues to try to meet demand as best it can in the current
challenging market place," he commented.
In addition to being vital in an economic sense, a workforce with
strong IT skills also helps deliver valuable public services, he
Previously, the BCS raised concerns that a lower number of
graduates studying IT could result in employers being
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