Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WIB Silicon Valley ICT Sector Study Released Today

For the last 8 months, MPICT has been part of a project team studying the strategically important ICT sector in Silicon Valley for Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Boards: NOVA, work2future, Santa Cruz County. and San Mateo County.

Today, that study was released with a front page article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News entitled "Silicon Valley employers predict 15% growth in tech jobs."

The full study is available on the NOVA workforce investment board website: Silicon Valley in Transition: Economic and Workforce Implications in the Age of iPads, Android Apps, and the Social Web.

This may be the first Silicon Valley study utilizing an ICT sector framework.

From the Executive Summary: "Silicon Valley, the high-tech hub of the world, is led by the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) cluster. The goal of this study is to better understand this critical cluster, which includes firms in computers, chips, software, networking, telecommunications, and the Internet, and to develop recommendations for job seekers, workforce development organizations, and business and community leaders in the Valley."

MPICT recommends reading this report, if nothing else, for the valuable advice to ICT workers seeking employment in Silicon Valley ICT firms. Many of the findings and advice reflect a new workplace reality affecting anyone looking for ICT workforce employment anywhere.

1 comment:

  1. See 7/20/11 KQED Forum discussion on this ICT report with Michael Krasny:http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201107200931

    Stephen Levy, director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy and member of the NOVA Workforce Board, which participated in the study

    Chris Galy, director of talent for Intuit and member of the Nova Workplace Board

    (Thanks to Jen Giang, MPICT for pointing out this link).