TITLE

ALIGNING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A CASE STUDY OF PAKISTAN

AUTHOR(S)
Shirani, Ashraf; Roldan, Malu
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Issues in Information Systems;2014, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rapidly accelerating advances in information and communication technologies have profound social, economic, and geo-political impacts worldwide. This study, which is part of an ongoing global collaboration, examines the state of information technology (IT) education and employment in Pakistan. Analysis of the data collected through a survey of IT graduates in Pakistan and other sources indicate possible gender and geographic imbalances in the supply and demand for IT skills in the country. An information technology education maturity model is used to objectively assess the adequacy of computing education in the country with a view to prepare graduates for jobs within the country and worldwide. It is hoped that the findings and recommendations of this study would be of use in other developing countries, especially those that are at similar stages of development.
ACCESSION #
97937466

 

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