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Graduate jobs news: IT skills academy planned

Published: Friday, 10 October 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Science, IT and Engineering

Plans to tackle a skills shortage in the IT sector have been announced by the government.

In news which might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, details of a National Skills Academy for IT have been announced.

Commenting on the move, skills secretary John Denham said: "Now, more than ever before, we need to develop innovative training that inspires and empowers a new generation to realise their ambitions."

The IT academy will help build a "world-beating workforce", he added.

New projects to boost skills in the social work, electrical engineering and energy sectors have also been announced.

Yesterday, the Times reported that employers are keen to attract more women to graduate jobs.

Firms are attempting to do this through word of mouth, advertising, the internet and specially targeted recruitment schemes, the newspaper stated.

Speaking to the publication, Diana Worman, diversity adviser for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, stated that firm which do not do enough to attract talent from different sectors of society risk missing out. ADNFCR-1068-ID-18821624-ADNFCR

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