Toronto tech jobs in high demand but geek factor drives candidates away

In high school, everyone wants to go into business or become a doctor. Out in the real world, most employers are looking for people with computer and engineering skills. Why the mismatch?

A report by the Toronto Regional Research Alliance, called Research and Innovation Jobs, found that for every 7 job openings in engineering and IT in the Greater Toronto Area, there is just one qualified recent graduate of a post-secondary program.

“The kind of jobs talked about in this study are critical to our future as an economy,” said David Ticoll, executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT skills.

Find out more in the Toronto Star.

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