[sysconfig1] the increase in demand for networking professionals in the UK.....

  • From: "Emily James" <emfrances@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:52:45 -0700

Hey future networking technologists!

this is a report on the need for networking professionals in the UK:

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 
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.

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