Singapore – Tech Worker Demand Grows

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By Danny Romero – In Singapore, there are nearly 15,000 IT vacancies with the number expected to double, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government organization responsible for the nation’s IT growth.

Singapore _location_map.svgChannelNewsAsia reports that IDA found that there were 150,000 tech professionals working in Singapore in 2014, with about 15,000 vacancies that were yet to be filled.

Singapore Needs IT Workers

IDA expects job growth in this sector to continue, however the number of vacancies is expected to double in areas such as data analytics, cyber security, and network and infrastructure.

Mid-career professionals within the tech sectors are also going to be in high demand according to the IDA.

In order to meet the high demand, IDA has rolled out several programmes to prepare Singaporeans for a career in IT with fast-track training provided for those without any prior training in IT.

IDA added that it works closely with institutes of higher learning to launch relevant IT programmes to address industry’s needs. IDA has also launched degree and diploma programmes to help train data analytic professionals as well.

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts Daily Newsfeed

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