ICT Industry's Challenge in Latvia

Signe Balina, Kristine Rozite, Inna Steinbuka
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XX, Issue 3A, 802-814, 2017
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/746


Information and communication technology (ICT) sector can be described as a high value-added industry, whose growth requires qualified workforce, well-developed infrastructure, public institution support, understanding of sectoral growth scenario and its challenges. One of the industry's essential challenges is a shortage of high-skilled ICT professionals in job market that can be considered as impediment of industry's further development.Thereby the aim of research is to develop possible scenarios for ensuring increase of number of ICT specialist in Latvia. As result their conclusion has been drowning that without changes in the education process in primary and secondary schools as well as without changes in higher education of ICT specialists, ICT industry in Latvia will not have potentialities to ensure its further development, create the interests of global companies to come to here, and will not be able to facilitate the growth of other industries' productivity.

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