Skills and the Worker: Let's Get Real

Skills and the Worker: Let's Get Real

Elizabeth Lahey (Elizabeth Lahey and Associates, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-515-3.ch004


Technology professionals have real lives, interests, and desires that are affected by rapid changes in the industry. With the decline of the “Organization Man” model, workers are now expected to maintain their skills and manage their careers without employers’ help. With skills that rapidly become obsolete, technologists must prepare continuously for the future. Yet, to maximize the utility of new skills, they cannot prepare too far ahead. This reality creates a dilemma for skills portfolio development. The TechCareer Compassâ (TCC) website was designed to solve the problem. The sponsors are industry-leading firms, so workers know the skills portfolio and career information is accurate and reliable.

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