A Model For Predicting Future Demand For ICT Specialists In Romania

There is a continuing preoccupation of CKC members to develop IT in Romania. CKC considers that the best way to improve IT field is by investing in education. In 2014-2015 CKC developed DEZIE ( http://www.cyberknowledgeclub.org/projects/dezvoltarea-si-modernizarea-curriculei-in-domeniul-informaticii-economicedezie/ ), a very successful project by which we managed to develop modern curricula for universities in IT fields. We also organized many courses and scientific events in order to develop workforce.

The president of CKC, prof. Răzvan Bologa, in association with prof. Ramona Bologa conducted a study called “A Model For Predicting Future Demand For ICT Specialists In Romania”. They predicted the demand of ICT jobs forecasted for 2020. IT is one of the major contributors in Romanian GDP and it is important to know the ICT workforce demand in the future in order to seize developments opportunities in IT. We attached the Abstract of the article below. The full article is available here: www.ecocyb.ase.ro/nr2017_1/10%20-%20Bologa%20Razvan%20(T).pdf .

Abstract: In the late 1990s, Romania became an attractive area for large and medium international information and communication technology(ICT) companies interested in establishing a base in the region. This article explains the factors that led to the creation of an astonishing number (i.e., almost 15,000) active ICT companies and presents a model for forecasting the future demand of ICT specialists in the Romanian labor market. By using this model, decision makers will be able to design educational programs according to trends in the labor market. A large set of data is also included in the article as a foundation for the analysis.

Important Romanian Press newspapers published results of the scientific research. Press report can be read here: http://economie.hotnews.ro/stiri-it-21778775-facultatea-cibernetica-sectorul-putea-absorbi-584-000-specialisti-romani-anul-2020.htm?nomobile= .

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