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Teach girls that tech is cool to tackle the skills shortage

When figures evidence that the UK is, in fact, losing billions of pounds a year in recruitment and staffing – £1.5bn to be precise – simply because there is a lack of people to fill science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) vacancies, that underlines a nationwide problem.

And, adding into the mix that only 17% of women currently make up the technology workforce, such statistics must be challenged, and improved upon — quickly.

Why is there still such a gender divide and talent shortage when it comes to an industry that’s thriving, and is proving to be incredibly vital during the challenging times in which we all currently face?

Continue reading: https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/Teach-girls-that-tech-is-cool-to-tackle-the-skills-shortage

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