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Teaching Tech: Closing The Skills Gap


Last week, Techonomy held their annual conference in Detroit to discuss the current state of innovation in the United States.  Panels were organized to discuss best practices for cities trying to attract startups to their area — and keep them there.  Another topic discussed at Techonomy is how the U.S. is going to fill these jobs being created by technology companies.  By 2022 the U.S. is projected to need 1.4 million new programmers, but at the current rate only 400,000 IT grads will emerge to fill them.

In this panel, Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick talks to Brian Forde of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Codecademy CEO Zach Sims about how to close the looming skills gap.