Future of Work

With advancements in technology, U.S. companies are creating millions of new jobs. The result is an unprecedented demand for workers with high-tech skills.

Matching business needs with skilled workers will require innovative solutions — from rethinking education to changing recruiting practices to creating new upskilling programs.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is committed to addressing our nation's skills gap and the U.S. Jobs Team is leading a multipronged effort to create high-skilled employment opportunities for all Americans.

Research

2019 Future of Work Study

For the third year, CTA surveyed tech industry leaders on current and future workforce issues. The survey was completed by 252 business leaders who identify as part of CTA membership. The results continue to show that tech companies, both large and small, need more employees with technical skills and need to adapt to challenges in finding and retaining qualified people over the next five years.

21st Century Workforce Council

A leadership forum that engages CTA member companies in a dialogue about the effective workforce development strategies that are helping close the nation's skills gap

Join CTA’s commitment to the pledge to America’s workers.

Create opportunities for education and training that will help more Americans thrive in the modern workplace.

CTA Apprenticeship Coalition

CTA and IBM created the CTA Apprenticeship Coalition, a collaborative effort by CTA member companies to create and expand hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities nationwide and prepare American workers for careers in fast-growing fields such as software engineering, data analytics, project management and hardware design.

U.S. Tech Vets

U.S. Tech Vets is an online hiring platform, powered by Monster.com and Military.com, that connects tech companies with over one million Veteran resumes — one of the largest and best trained talent pools in the country.


[Veterans] are amazing cultural fits, they align so well with our leadership principles, but there’s just this little tech gap that, if we could just train them, we know they would be an amazing fit for the company.
Robin Baker Senior Program Manager, Military Recruiting Programs, AWS | Military

Featured Articles

i3 | Sept. 16, 2019
CTA's Apprenticeship Coalition
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Collaboration Helps Grow the Workforce Pipeline