Educating and Training a High-Tech Workforce

  • Charles W. Wessner
  • Thomas R. Howell
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 42)


The Capital Region was able to attract major inward investments by high-technology companies largely because its educational institutions ensured the availability of skilled and educated manpower. However, the growth of the region’s technology-intensive industries has exceeded forecasts, and tech firms are warning of a “skills gap” (e.g., a major shortfall in available workers with the requisite knowledge and skill sets). Across the region, educational institutions are scrambling to respond with new investments, programs, and initiatives. This effort is Tech Valley’s single most important, and complex, challenge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles W. Wessner
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Howell
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Dentons, LLPWashington, DCUSA

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