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Published on March 21, 2014

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Technology Workforce: Introduction to Industry Analysis Board of Higher Education Meeting | March 18, 2014 David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development Christine Williams, Director of Economic and Workforce Development

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction  December 2012: Nursing & Allied HealthWorkforce Strategic Plan endorsed by BHE  Ongoing: Strategic planning for STEM workforce in conjunction with Governor’s STEM Advisory Council  Now: DHE developing TechnologyWorkforce Strategic Plan Context KEY OUTCOME 4: Workforce Alignment

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction  DHETechnology Workforce Alignment effort will:  Synthesize and build on good work across campuses  Identify systems-level issues  Serve as catalyst, convener, and industry liaison  Communicate long-term strategy for effective alignment across campuses and industry needs DHETechnologyWorkforce Effort 3

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction Technology Workforce Tech Sector Professionals IT Professionals TechnologyWorkforce: Main Subgroups 4 • Employed in tech-sector companies • Create next-gen innovative products and services for business and consumer markets • Employed in companies across all industries • Plan, design, build and support systems that enhance operational effectiveness and competitiveness

58,440 81,530 51,880 69,120 95,747 81,340 - 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction The MATechnologyWorkforce… 5 Computer Scientists, Software Developers, and Managers Other IT Professionals Is one of MA’s fastest-growing workforces. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.Occupational Employment Statistics various years and 2010-2010 Occupational Employment Projections. 36% growth from 2002–2012, contrasted with 1% growth in larger economy

Offers high-paying jobs to a scarce talent pool. The MATechnologyWorkforce… TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction 6 Management Healthcare practitioners & technical Architecture & engineering,Sales Business & financial operations Installation, maintenanc e, repair Food prep, serving Office & administrative support Transportation and material moving, Healthcare support occupations Computer & Mathematical 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 - 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 Median Salary of Job Postings HardertoFind Higher Pay Larger circle size relates to larger numbers of job postings. Source: Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education. Compiled with Massachusetts job ad analysis from Help Wanted Analytics. Oct 2013-Jan 2014. HelpWantedAnalyticsHiringScale

TechnologyTalent Initiative: Introduction The MATechnologyWorkforce… 7 Is projected to continue growing at much faster rate than new graduate pool.

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction Distribution of Grads Across Campuses 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Lowell Amherst Boston Dartmouth Fitchburg Bridgewater Framingham Westfield Worcester Salem MCLA Northern Essex Bunker Hill Quinsigamond Bristol MountWachusett SpringfieldTechnical Massasoit Holyoke Cape Cod Massachusetts Bay North Shore Middlesex Berkshire Greenfield Roxbury UMass State UniversitiesCommunityColleges Degrees & Certificates Awarded in 2012 Computer Science InformationTechnology Source: IPEDS. DHE CS and IT groups are defined in slide 12.

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction  Where we need to build capacity  Ongoing statewide labor market and program analysis  Focus on need for diverse pipeline  Addressing faculty hiring challenges  What programs should grow/shift  Analysis of degree-to-job mapping  System-wide internship support  Support efforts for seamless 2-4 year transfer  What scale of growth/resource needs  CS/IT Program funding strategies  Grants strategies for curricular enhancements and program growth Suggested Strategies 9 Through convening, engaging and collaborating w/ campuses and industry

TechnologyWorkforce Analysis: Introduction  March–April 2014: Writing and validating technology workforce analysis  April 2014: Convening key thought partners from community colleges, state universities, UMass, technology industry to review industry analysis and share perspective on priorities  May 2014: Final technology workforce analysis delivered to Board of Higher Education, request for board approval of Commissioner appointed task force to launch strategy effort  April 2015: Projected completion of technology workforce strategic plan The Plan Forward 10


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