The U.S. Technology Skills Gap
by Gary J. Beach
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In The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America’s Future, author Gary J. Beach looks at a preceding gap that caused it and how to solve the enormous challenge.


Hardcover, 336pp
Wiley, July 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1118477991
Barnes & Noble online price: $26.91
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SYNOPSIS

Is a widening “skills gap” in science and math education threatening America’s future? That is the seminal question addressed in The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, a comprehensive 104-year review of math and science education in America. Some claim this “skills gap” is “equivalent to a permanent national recession” while others cite how the gap threatens America’s future economic, workforce employability and national security.

This much is sure: America’s math and science skills gap is, or should be, an issue of concern for every business and information technology executive in the United States and The U.S Technology Skills Gap is the how-to-get involved guidebook for those executives laying out in a compelling chronologic format:

  • The history of the science and math skills gap in America
  • Explanation of why decades of astute warnings were ignored
  • Inspiring examples of private company efforts to supplement public education
  • A pragmatic 10-step action plan designed to solve the problem
  • And a tantalizing theory of an obscure Japanese physicist that suggests America’s days as the global scientific leader are numbered

Engaging and indispensable, The U.S. Technology Skills Gap is essential reading for those eager to see America remain a relevant global power in innovation and invention in the years ahead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gary Beach is publisher emeritus for CIO Magazine, the country's leading magazine and web site for technology executives. In 1995 he founded Tech Corps, a non-profit, the nation's longest standing group challenging IT workers to volunteer time to public schools. As spokesperson for CIO Magazine he has appeared on CNBC "Squawk Box", "Squawk on the Street" and "Closing Bell" programs addressing technology investment trends. From 1999 - 2002 he was a regular technology commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition" programs. He enjoys running, photography and playing the piano.
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