Demand for software engineers more bullish

The recent data shared by the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) showed that by 2025, 149 m new jobs in computing are projected to be needed globally where 98 million are software developers.

With the acceleration of digital transformation brought about by the pandemic and the recent developments in technology, jobs in the IT and tech sector becomes increasingly one of the most in-demand jobs in the world utilized by businesses, government agencies, schools, and many other institutions. Despite the various environmental and economic threats of the recent years, IT and Tech has thrived successfully and has enabled the society to expand its borders and improve communication, efficiency, and productivity.

“Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, the IT industry is still growing and we need more people to be educated in the newer things that are being applied in the Software Development and IT industry so that we can continue this growth pattern,” said PSIA President Jonathan Defensor de Luzuriaga. .

To bridge the gap between the academe and the actual needs of the industry, iACADEMY, which focuses on IT-related courses, has been known to offer specialized programs in computing, business, and design. Its School of Computing, which offers cutting-edge programs that focus on emerging technologies like Cloud Computing and Software Engineering, boasts of its recent tracer study that revealed 98 percent of its graduates have found jobs within 1 year after graduation.

"What sets iACADEMY apart from all the institutions that offer IT and tech courses is the intensive training and specialization we provide our students through curriculum enhancement brought about by our strong ties with industry partners. On top of what is required by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), we added 500 hours of specialized training embedded in the domain-specific subjects in all our computing programs," shared Mitch Andaya, Dean of the School of Computing.

The school also stays updated with various tech skills and trends reports that identify the emerging subjects and new technologies being discussed globally to ensure that they are incorporated into the curriculum.

"It's very important for us that our students get the latest developments on their respective fields and the most advanced education we can provide them. It's our duty as an institution to ensure they will be industry-ready and well-equipped with the core competencies needed for the challenges of the 21st century. This is our commitment since our establishment and we will continue with this goal in mind so that we can contribute quality professionals in the workforce and create a bigger pool of Game Changers in our society", said Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iACADEMY.

iACADEMY offers Software Engineering, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and Game Development for College in the iACADEMY School of Computing.