The survey respondents also offer a few recommendations for how employers can improve their workers’ tech skills:

  • 39 percent think employers should offer incentives to workers who are proactive and who enroll in coding bootcamps outside of work
  • 36 percent think employers should facilitate more communication between tech and non-tech workers to encourage understanding
  • 34 percent think employers should invest in upskilling for non-tech workers
  • 33 percent think employers should host fun events that make tech learning fun–such as “code your own emoji” events
  • 32 percent think employers should boost employees’ careers by equipping them with future-forward technology skills

“One of the surprising insights from this national survey is that people clearly believe that the biggest responsibility for improving the skills of the tech workforce rests with employers, not with individual workers,” says Michael Choi, CEO of Coding Dojo. “There is also a big opportunity here for companies to get more involved with upskilling their workforces. Clearly there is a public perception that companies should be doing more to teach relevant tech skills.”

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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