Since 2005, when the Society for Information Management (SIM) published a paper called “Trends and Implications for the IT Workforce,” the organization of IT executives and thought leaders has been encouraging a renaissance in IT interest and recruitment to grow and replenish its ranks. Originally targeted at college students, the program revisited at this year’s SIM conference in Dallas took a more urgent and inclusive tone that has expanded to include younger students and more activities. Michael Brooks, SIM’s director of community outreach and STEM initiatives (he's also regional account executive at professional staffing and solutions provider Kforce), discussed the new effort with Information Management.
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