ICS Secretary General calls on young people to choose IT

Technology is a game-changer in 21st-century Ireland.

Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to the way we interact with the world around us. In Ireland, we are at the forefront of this digital transformation, but we need to do more to ensure that we have the skilled workforce to take advantage of it.

The demand for skilled IT workers is growing.

The demand for skilled IT workers is growing rapidly, and this trend is only going to continue. In Ireland, we need to make sure that we are producing enough graduates with the skills to meet this demand.

There are a number of challenges to increasing the number of IT graduates in Ireland.

One challenge is that computer science is not as popular as it could be among school leavers. This is partly due to the perception that IT is a “nerdy” subject, and that it is not as well-respected as other disciplines.

Another challenge is that there is a shortage of qualified IT teachers in Ireland. This means that many schools are not able to offer computer science as an examinable subject.

What can be done to address these challenges?

There are a number of things that can be done to address these challenges. One is to raise the profile of computer science in schools. This could be done by providing more information about the subject to school leavers and their parents.

Another is to invest in teacher training. This would help to ensure that there are enough qualified IT teachers in Ireland.

The future of Ireland depends on our ability to embrace technology.

The future of Ireland depends on our ability to embrace technology. If we want to remain competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure that we have the skilled workforce to take advantage of the opportunities that technology presents.

By addressing the challenges facing IT education in Ireland, we can help to ensure that our country has the skilled workforce it needs to succeed in the digital age.

In addition to the above, here are some other thoughts on the importance of computer science education in Ireland:

  • Computer science is a versatile subject that can lead to a wide range of careers.
  • Computer science is a critical skill for the 21st century workforce.
  • Computer science can help students develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills.
  • Computer science can help students understand how technology works and how to use it safely and responsibly.

I believe that computer science education should be a priority in Ireland. We need to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn about computer science and to develop the skills they need to succeed in the digital age.

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Article Information

Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skills
Digital skill level
Basic
Intermediate
Advanced
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Type of initiative
National initiative
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