Demand for software engineers more bullish – Manila Bulletin

Recent data shared by the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) showed that by 2025, 149 million new IT jobs are expected to be needed globally, of which 98 million are software developers.

With the acceleration of digital transformation caused by the pandemic and recent technological developments, jobs in the IT and technology sector are increasingly becoming one of the most in-demand jobs in the world, used by businesses, government agencies, schools and many more. establishments. Despite the various environmental and economic threats of recent years, computing and technology have successfully flourished and enabled society to expand its boundaries and improve communication, efficiency and productivity.

“Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the IT industry continues to grow and we need more people trained in new things that are being applied in software development and the IT industry so that we can continue this model of growth,” PSIA said. President Jonathan Defensor de Luzuriaga. .

To bridge the gap between academia and real industry needs, iACADEMY, which focuses on computer-related courses, is known for offering specialized programs in computer science, business, and design. Its school of computer science, which offers cutting-edge programs focused on emerging technologies such as cloud computing and software engineering, boasts of its recent tracer study which found that 98% of its graduates found employment in the IT industry. year after graduation.

“What sets iACADEMY apart from all institutions that offer computer science and technology courses is the intensive training and specialization we offer our students through the enhancement of curricula through our close ties with our industry partners. In addition to what is required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), we have added 500 hours of specialized training embedded in subject-specific subjects in all of our IT programs,” said Mitch Andaya, dean of the School of Computing.

The school also stays up to date with various skills and technology trends reports that identify emerging topics and new technologies being discussed globally to ensure they are incorporated into the curriculum.

“It is very important to us that our students benefit from the latest developments in their respective fields and the most advanced education that we can offer them. It is our duty as an institution to ensure that they are industry-ready and well-equipped with the core skills needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This has been our commitment since our inception and we will continue with this goal in mind so that we can bring quality professionals into the workforce and create a larger pool of Game Changers in our company,” said Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iACADEMY.

iACADEMY offers software engineering, data science, cloud computing, and game development for college at iACADEMY School of Computing.