What’s next in technology education? Technical.ly will explore in July

Yes, it’s still a good time to get into tech.

As layoffs hit highly-rated tech companies and the US approaches (or may already be in the middle of) a recession, CompTIA Monthly tracker reports that employment in the tech industry and job openings in tech occupations are on the rise. This has been the case fairly regularly for two years, after an early decline in the pandemic.

So what if you’re not already an experienced software engineer or product manager – or you’re a youngster just getting started in the field?

What technical skills and languages ​​are essential to know now, and what is the best way to develop them? What local IT classes, coding bootcamps, youth STEM camps, and similar programs best prepare junior or future developers for successful tech careers? And on the business side: how do employers view the demands of technology candidates? What entry points should exist, but don’t yet exist, for entry-level roles?

Drawing on themes from the past editorial calendar such as career paths in technology, young people building the future and workforce development month, July 2022 is Technical.ly Tech Education Month. Look for additional reports on programs and best practices for training the next generation of tech professionals, tips for those looking to go further, and lessons to learn from the past. (Senior technologists, we’re looking at you.)

This does not mark the beginning of our coverage of technology education. Some recent stories we’ve published in Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Delaware, and Pittsburgh cover topics ranging from high school robotics tournaments to why engineering degree programs should blend theory and practice. We dug into training bootcamps focused on low-income residents and new strategies for teaching cutting-edge technologies. We asked, “What’s next for edtech?” »

Plus consider all our dang how i got here series chronicling the many ways to pursue a career in technology. We love to hear from people who matter My space as their first coding experience, or who can apply the hobby lessons (e.g. ballet?) to their job search.

Are you an expert we should talk to or do you know of one? Is there a report we need to read to better explain this topic? Are you working on a product or a future solution? Want to write a guest post in the first person about your relevant experience or share relevant resources? Let us know:

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