Hey future networking technologists! this is a report on the need for networking professionals in the UK: "DATA NETWORKING ASSOCIATION The Data Networking Association (DNA) is an industry-led initiative to increase the supply of Networking professionals in the UK. The current estimated UK shortfall of Networking professionals is 80,000+ by 2002. Current Issues for the DNA are: Lack of awareness of Networking as a profession Individuals do not appreciate the range and variety of careers in Networking Little knowledge of how to start a career in Networking The DNA is therefore concentrating on raising the profile of Networking and associated career benefits/opportunities. Its current three-year campaign targets: Young people in the process of deciding on a career path (14-20 yrs between GCSE selection and 1st and 2nd yr of University). Teachers and educational establishments. Career advisors Career changers and returners to work Other potential DNA members. Present members are BT Cellnet, Cable and Wireless, Cisco Systems, DERA, KPMG, Radiocommunications Agency, Energis plc, Ericsson Ltd, Swansea College, Level 3 Communications, Marconi Communications, University of Central England, Vanco Group, Welsh Development Agency, One 2 One, Madge Networks. The Association's work is facilitated and supported by the DTI The association is currently planning further events with young people, sponsored and led by participating members, and involving schools and other organisations. Information to guide career choice and inform about data networking is being prepared. This is an example of government working with industry to tackle a UK-wide problem which may affect our competitive position in the global economy. For further information, contact: David Wilkins, david.wilkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 020 7215 1738. Taken from this site: http://www.dti.gov.uk/cii/services/skills/index.shtml > _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.