The IT skills gap: are companies missing the boat?

Are we taking the necessary steps to balance the supply and demand of tech workers? The answer to outsourcing could be starting with our students.
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Steve Cooper co-founded Excella in 2002 and has been its Partner since inception. Cooper has over 30 years experience in technology consulting, specializing in application development and database technology. His technical expertise spans technologies from the mainframe to client/server to the Internet. He possesses industry expertise in telecommunications, hospitality, federal government, law enforcement and manufacturing. His corporate role within Excella is focused on human resources and personnel development. He has developed much of Excella's cultural and professional development materials, including Excella University and the Excella Extension Center.

Prior to forming Excella, Cooper co-founded Perspective Technology Corporation and was responsible for building and growing many corporate areas, including professional development, human resources and business development. He also served as a Member of Executive management team of Perspective Technology Corporation.

Cooper started his IT career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and served as a Member of its technical support team at multiple clients. He was one of the first Andersen consultants to become a relational database expert in the early days of DB2.

Cooper is a graduate of Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics., with minors in business administration and music. Lastly, Cooper is a serial entrepreneur, cultivator of exceptional careers, lover of cars and great blues, and is a keyboard and harmonica rocker.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Steve Cooper and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.