New analysis published by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the worldwide technology trade, finds that youngsters all over the world imagine that expertise is usually transferring in a constructive path and is a drive for good that may play an even higher function of their lives as they grow older.
The CompTIA report “International Youth Perspectives of Technology and Careers” reveals that one-half of the youngsters surveyed would take into account a profession in expertise. They’re typically optimistic about what a job in tech entails – fixing issues, doing work that is attention-grabbing and enjoyable, and incomes a high wage.
However, the survey of greater than 1,500 youngsters additionally finds that boundaries are nonetheless in place, which may be maintaining much more younger folks from wanting on the technology area as a career. Youngsters from 11 different international locations1 participated in the survey.
“It is encouraging that a large proportion of younger folks see tech as a viable profession choice,” mentioned Todd Thibodeaux, president, and CEO, CompTIA. “But it surely’s additionally fairly obvious that we nonetheless have work to do to appropriate misperceptions about tech occupations and to supply profession instruction and sources that mirror the fact of the 21st Century tech workforce.”
For instance, the info reveals that three in ten younger individuals think that tech careers are out of attaining as a result of they’re too troublesome to enter. This stems from beliefs amongst some teenagers that schooling or coaching choices are too costly, a sense of being unprepared, reminiscent of lacking robust math and science abilities, or perceptions that there are few accessible technology job alternatives of their native areas.
The report additionally confirms that gender bias continues to be current when it comes to professional recommendation. Boys obtain notably larger ranges of encouragement from mother and father, academics, friends, and others to contemplate a profession in tech than girls. (52 p.c vs. 38 p.c)