New ITQ set to lift IT apprenticeships

February 2004
IT Training;Feb2004, p5
Trade Publication
E-Skills, the sector skills council for IT, is addressing the unpopularity of modern apprenticeships in IT with a revamped qualification, the ITQ. If a pilot scheme is successful, the ITQ will replace the current National Vocational Qualification in IT, which has only been taken on by a handful of companies, in Great Britain despite the shortage of skilled IT staff. E-Skills project director Anne Cantelo says people who have completed a modern apprenticeship should be more attractive to employers than university IT graduates, who are expensive to recruit, and expensive to train.


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