There are more than a quarter million unfilled jobs in the Information Technology (IT) industry in the U.S. costing companies and the economy more than $20 Billion per year. And if you’re reading this you’re probably currently unemployed or feeling under-employed.
How Can That Be?
The IT industry is constantly changing, with new platforms and technologies emerging all the time, each requiring new skills. The ongoing challenge to IT companies is to find people with specific skills among the many candidates who are available to them. Without those skills, all of those people remain unemployed, or under-employed where they are.
If you’ve been job-hunting, it’s very likely you’ve come face-to-face with this mismatch of skills and requirements.
Time to Invest in Yourself
As more and more jobs are lost to automation in America we hear everyone talking about retraining. The good news is that training in the skills you need prepares you to rise higher in the one industry that is technology-proof: Technology itself!
The first thing you need is an investment advisor, and in this case, you’ll find exactly that at New Horizons Workforce Development (NHWFC). Our counselors will work with you to identify highly marketable skills that you can master with readily available, guaranteed-to-run NHWFC courses. Or they can help you identify the specific classes you’ll need to gain skills for a specific job opportunity you’ve already identified.
Skills you will obtain in NHWFC courses span the spectrum of today’s technology needs, from server management to storage, networking to security, mobile technologies, wireless, key software applications and more.
It’s All About Relationships
If you’re concerned about getting into a new job and finding yourself in over your head, take comfort in the fact that our deeply-experienced and just as deeply concerned instructors remain available to advise you well after you complete your training. These have turned out to be the most important relationships in their lives for many NHWFC graduates. Run into a snag at work? Reach out to the instructor who prepared you to be there.
Welcome to the New Normal
Jonathan Grudin, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, tells us, “People will create the jobs of the future, not simply train for them, and technology is already central. It will undoubtedly play a greater role in the years ahead.”
An October 2015 report from the Pew Research Center identified that 30% of jobs in the American workforce are held by the self-employed and the people they hire. This may be a clear indication of the new normal that is continuing to grow in this country. Many NHWFC students become self-employed contractors or work with contractors in the new “gig economy” finding themselves able to dramatically increase their income along with enhanced flexibility in their lives.
Get Started Immediately
You are definitely worth the investment, and investing in yourself is a surer bet than any other investment vehicle you can find. Talk to a New Horizons Computer Learning Centers counselor today to build your plan to enjoy tremendous return on your investment in yourself. Contact us today