Companies Don't Provide Enough Tech Training

By Dennis McCafferty
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    61% of senior IT pros surveyed said their organization's employees need tech training, and 56% believe this need will increase next year and beyond.

A majority of IT leaders surveyed said their organization's employees lack needed tech training, according to a recent survey from Cybrary. As a result, budgeting for these sessions is expected to either hold steady or increase for most companies. Still, only a minority of the companies surveyed pay for training for employees throughout the enterprise, with many opting to cover training costs only for the IT department. Given the surging presence of bring your own device (BYOD), cloud computing and other self-determined uses of technology by employees, an enterprise's decision-makers may want to reconsider such a position. The problem is that most companies designate a relatively small share of the available budget for training employees. "Companies do not provide enough means for IT training, despite a lack of IT talent and ever-increasing technology and cyber-security challenges," says Ryan Corey, co-founder of Cybrary. "Additionally, the current state of IT training makes it very difficult for employees to advance in their careers and for people to break into the IT industry, thereby eliminating a lot of talent from the start." Cybrary provides tuition-free massive open online course (MOOC) offerings, covering materials related to IT and cyber-security. More than 400 senior-level technology professionals took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2015-03-17
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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