Credentials are important when it comes to developing tech leadership
Managers are looking for leadership skills in technology and not just certifications. Learn more about how the CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO can help you to advance your career in the public sector. CompTIA’s State of the Tech Workforce report released recently shows that there will be 8.9 Million net tech jobs in the United States in 2022. There is also no sign of a slowdown in tech job growth in the near future. The outlook for public sector employment in tech is a little less bright.
The demand for qualified tech professionals is greater than ever, but state and local governments face a difficult time recruiting and retaining qualified staff. This is due to a variety of factors, including a record number senior staff retirements, low salaries compared to the private sectors, inflexible job requirements, poor budget support, and simply – burnout fatigue.
IT managers report that they are short of staff, which puts more strain on the existing workforce. This brings us to the importance of competencies. Certifications can help us ensure that today’s tech workforce is equipped with the most current and relevant skills. Tech certifications are different from a college degree, which does not have any obligations or expectations to keep current in a particular field after graduation. Recertifications are required for all recognized certifications. Usually, they must be renewed every three years. It is the best way to show that you take your profession seriously and also shows that you are current in a changing tech landscape.
Tech certifications are important in measuring core and specialized competencies. However, public managers have been looking for technology leadership qualities for the next generation CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers, (NASCIO), surveyed state CIOs several years ago and asked them to rank the most important characteristics of CIO leadership. It was no surprise that “technologist”, ranked number nine of ten. The list’s top three positions were “communicator”, followed by “relationship manager”, strategist”, “motivator”, diplomat”, change manager”, facilitator, and “negotiator”. These qualities were previously referred to as “soft skill” or “professional skills”. These qualities are now called “durable skills”. These skills are essential for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s.
Promotions and Career Advancement are a part of professional development
CompTIA Public Technology Institute created its Certified Government Chief information Officer (CGCIO), program in collaboration with Rutgers University Center for Government Services. The CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO program is one of only three university-affiliated national programs of its type and is unique in that it has always focused on durable technology leadership.
It has been frustrating to hear so many excuses for not registering over the years.
I’m too busy and don’t have enough time.
Online sources can provide all the information I need.
It’s too costly.
My employer won’t pay.
These excuses and reasons combined fail to address the growing need to improve self-esteem. Self-improvement, like all other value, requires a significant investment of time, money, and resources.
The greatest recruiters for students have been graduates of the CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO program. Some 65% of new students are referred by CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO students. CompTIA PTI is a highly efficient certification program that focuses on the public sector. It is ideal for busy technology professionals.
The CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO program is a popular choice for graduates. This program can lead to promotions and career advancement. A CompTIA PTI/Rutgers University CGCIO certificate after your name is a great way to show your commitment to continuous self-improvement. This includes areas such as leadership, change management, time management, emotional intelligence, and written and oral communication (some of these topics covered in the CompTIA PTI CGCIO Program).
While you don’t need to be CIO to apply for the program, you should strive to be a technology leader.
To ensure interaction and quality dialogue among students, classes are kept small – less than 35 students. Applications are accepted until June