More than 88,000 IT jobs were posted in 2013 for the greater Chicago area, making it the 3rd largest MSA for IT jobs.– Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights
IT jobs are projected to grow between 40 to 50% nationally– US Bureau of Labor statistics
Average annual salaries range from $48K to over $100K and education requirements range from high school to post-graduate degrees.– US Bureau of Labor statistics.
However, the number of college students graduating with a degree in the US is 2.4%...and dropping.– code.org/National Science Foundation
And while women earn 57% of all bachelor’s degrees, only 12% of computer science degrees are earned by women. Women comprise approximately 24% of the IT workforce.– code.org/National Science Foundation
Illinois Unemployment for IT (3.5%) jobs is far less than that for all jobs (8.4%) as of March 2014.– US Bureau of Labor statistics.
|This is a recap of specific support between businesses and high schools in Illinois that we know about. We encourage you to share your experiences and programs in the Il IT LEx resource library! Also, please add any upcoming events to the calendar - sharing these items helps to build awareness for your support of IT education for Illinois high school and community college students and can spur ideas for others!|
|Level of Engagement with IL IT LEx focus areas||as of Jan 2016|
|Professional Development Resources for School Staff||Student Organizations/ Student Challenges||IT Career Exploration: Speakers Bureau/Other Resources||Other Work Based Learning - incl. Internships/ jobs|
|Number of Schools||94||48||34||26|
|Est. No. of Students||9,500||4,900||7,000||5,200|
|Based on reporting from partners|
Thanks to our wonderful partners for their support!