The HP Institute: Working with universities to develop tomorrow’s IT workforce today.
There exists across the worlds a growing shortage of IT professionals with the right skills to grow, innovate and be competitive in a global marketplace. Businesses and the public sector need this IT expertise right away. In addition, we are struggling to keep young people interested in STEM skills which are vital for growing the workforce needed for economic growth. HP has spent 3 years researching the evolving needs of business and industry and has gained important insight into how to develop the employability skills that industry is looking for to drive global competitiveness. This new program, called HP Institute, partners with education institutions to create a continuous talent pool of graduates with the precise skills and experience businesses need most to help them succeed today and in the future.
Brian Beneda, Global Director of HP Institute, and Daniel Amato, Certiport Regional Manager – Mercosur & Perú, will share this research and introduce a new education program developed by HP that can help universities provide a business context and the practical skills to develop tomorrow’s IT workforce without ever leaving their classrooms.
The HP Institute: Enhancing the employability of engineering graduates through practical business skills.
While many employers recruit engineering graduates for their technical expertise, there is a growing dissatisfaction with the inability of graduates to understand how to apply those skills to drive business success. Organizational management, project management, solution development and strategy form the basis of entrepreneurship and innovation which businesses require to execute IT technologies and cloud solutions in an effort to stay competitive in a local and global marketplace. HP has spent 3 years researching the evolving needs of business and industry and has gained important insight into how to develop the employability skills that industry is looking for to drive global competitiveness. This research exemplifies a rise in the number of business-driven technology initiatives within non-IT departments such as line-of-business teams and other strategic and operational functions. To address this need, HP developed a program where students learn through courseware and practical experience by managing real-world scenarios involving business-driven technology initiatives. The certification, which is delivered through HP Institute, will be accessible to students at leading universities and is designed to equip business students with job-ready skills that allow them to understand technology concepts and IT capabilities from a business perspective.