Two years ago, the Governor’s Workforce Council unveiled its Workforce Strategic Plan – a coordinated, statewide strategy for Connecticut to build an equitable, inclusive and innovative workforce that meets the needs of today’s economy.
According to the plan, there were 6,000 open computer jobs in the state, with a future need of 13,000 jobs. However, Connecticut colleges and universities only completed 564 computer science majors in 2020. We’re looking for colleges to produce talent, but they’re not getting enough applicants who want to study computer science. There aren’t enough kids in the suburbs to fill those gaps, even if they choose computer science.