Lack of Professionals in Networking and Communication

In Costa Rica there are currently more than 400 people employed in this sector, with a reported unmet demand for another 3000.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The study "Skills in networking and connectivity in Latin America", conducted by IDC for the company Cisco, reveals that there is currently a 43% gap between demand and actual supply of these professionals, which by 2015 could rise to 47 %.

Nacion.com interviewed Cristian Sanchez, Sales Manager for Cisco Central America:

"If we assume that any system being installed in an institution or company requires a network platform behind it, this generates a very high demand for this type of infrastructure. This demand involves knowledge and skills related to the installation, maintenance and problem solving that arise in networks. People with these skills are needed. "

According to Sanchez, the industry has grown too fast, something nobody expected. "The country required 5793 professionals in essential technologies and 1,439 specialists in emerging technologies," he said.

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