President and chief executive
"Up to 30% of the global IT workforce will be retiring by 2023," he said.
"The industry needs to attract young people to address the problem."
Over the next five years, global demand for IT workers will focus on cloud security, mobile app development, large-system integration, database design and network administration, said
Asian demand for IT workers outstrips supply by 20%, while the worldwide shortfall runs at 15%, he said.
AEC could also spark strikes and demonstrations within the region's IT sector.
CompTIA Thailand is working with
These universities have already added CompTIA's IT courses to their curricula, he said.
"We plan for up to 20 universities to join our programme next year, with 5,000 certifications expected to be awarded in the country," said
But Thanachart Numnonda, executive director of the
CompTIA has awarded 1.7 million certificates, which the organisation claims can help IT staff to negotiate pay rises.
The IT certification market is set to total
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