“We now have 500,000 high-tech jobs open here in the U.S. — but we don’t have enough workers with the skills needed to fill all these jobs,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in a statement Wednesday.
According to CTA’s “Future of Work” survey, over the next five years tech executives will struggle to fill jobs for engineering, software development and data analytics.
Shapiro and 31 other leaders from the U.S. consumer technology sector signed the Trump administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers during a White House meeting with administration officials on May 1.
CTA, along with 42 of its member companies, pledged to add 392,214 new U.S. worker training opportunities over the next five years.
“If we want to maintain our nation’s global leadership as a tech innovator and keep these jobs in America, we must help our workers develop the skills to succeed throughout their careers,” said Shapiro. “I’m proud to see our industry step up to ensure American workers get the training they need — both for today’s job market and the rapidly evolving future of work,”
CTA continues to accept additional pledges. Visit the CTA Pledge to America’s Workers page for more information.