SkillStorm has proposed three steps public and private organizations should take to address the potential “technical skills shortage tsunami” by 2030 and one of the measures is allowing for more knowledge and skills-based professions that do not require a college degree.
Organizations should recognize and accept potential candidates’ years of experience and knowledge of technologies to help address the technical supply gap, the information technology training provider said Tuesday in a blog post.
SkillStorm noted another step organizations should consider is upskilling and reskilling veterans and other individuals from overlooked talent pools and underserved communities to help build up technical workforces.
“Creating a future tech workforce from untapped sources such as Veterans and underserved communities is essential to addressing a problem that could become catastrophic given the statistics,” said Emile Trombetti, senior vice president and head of government services at SkillStorm.
“We must address this problem now. SkillStorm is dedicated to accelerating opportunities in tech careers for those who have the ability.”
The company mentioned some reports that reflect a possible skills gap crisis by the end of the decade, including the millions of U.S. baby boomers who will reach retirement age by 2030 and the 8 percent drop in undergraduate degree enrollment between 2019 and 2022.
According to SkillStorm, the U.S. education system should emphasize and invest in STEM education in elementary and high schools to support the national economy.