This is an interview with Yasas Abeywickrema of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka and Alan Patterson of the Australian Computer Society. They’re talking about the NITC (National IT Conference). They’re talking about the power of professional bodies to bridge gaps between education and jobs, as well as connecting with government. Among other things. This can be kinda dry stuff, but there’s some interesting insights.
One major point is that IT (or ICTs) don’t have the same gold-standard accreditation like CIMA (accounting) or CIM (marketing). This is largely because it’s a much younger industry than those ancient trades, and changing fast.
This is on Good Morning Sri Lanka from two days ago, broadcast on MTV Sports.