Committee on Education, Training and Human Resources

Committee Members:

  1. Dr. Boris Komrakov, Chairman
  2. Ms. Ximena Duque – Fedesoft, Colombia
  3. Eng. Florence Seriki – ITAN, Nigeria
  4. Dr. Vasile Baltac – ATIC, Romania
  5. Mr. Patrice Chazerand, Digital Europe, Belgium
  6. Mr. Mario Franco, Millenium@EDU, Portugal
  7. Mr. Danguole Rutkauskiene, National Association of Distance Education, Lithuania
  8. Mr. Stoyan Boev, InterConsult/BAIT, Bulgaria
  9. Mr. Krzysztof Zanussi, TOR Studio, Poland
  10. Mr. Adrian Schofield, Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA), South Africa
  11. Mr. Luis Stein, Grupo de Empresas Chilenas de Software y Servicios (Gechs), Chile
  12. Mr. Sabur Khan - BCS, Bangladesh
  13. Mr. Roberto C. Mayer - Assespro, Brazil
  14. Prof. Hosny M. Ibrahim - Assiut UNiversity/EITESAL, Egypt
  15. Mr. Amr ElHariry - EITESAL, Egypt
  16. Mr. Santiago Gutierrez - WITSA, Mexico

Background

On June 5, 2013 the WITSA Board of Directors approved the establishment of its newest committee called the Committee on Education, Training and Human Resources.  The Board agreed to have Boris Komrakov representing the Republic of Belarus to chair the committee.  The rational foe the establishment of this committee relates directly to the fact that it is widely recognized that there is a global shortage of trained ICT workers.  WITSA members are adversely affected by this shortage as it restricts their ability to expand their business.  In addition every other entity to include governments, industry and civil society are also adversely affected. Each day the problem intensifies. As WITSA is the voice of the ICT industry and represents over 90% of the global industry, it is only fitting that WITSA establish a committee to address the issues of education, training and human resources.

 Roles and Responsibilities of the Committee

 The Committee on Education, Training and Human Resources will be responsible for:

  1. Understanding the problems, issues and roadblocks contributing to the shortage of ICT workers as they relate to education and training.
  2. Identifying programs, curriculum, best practices and other educational activities and initiatives that have proven successful in producing qualified ICT workers.
  3. Researching the specific skills required by geographic region and skill set
  4. Evaluate opportunities for WITSA and its members to participate in revenue opportunities as they apply to addressing the problems of the ICT workers shortage.
  5. Producing at least one white paper that will serve as position on education and training for WITSA.
  6. Distribute its publications widely through WITSA members to improve the quality and the quantity of ICT employees around the globe.

Committee Membership

The Committee on Education, Training and Human Resources shall be appointed every four (4) years by the Board on WCIT. Unless a chair is appointed by the full Board, the members of the Committee may designate a Chair by majority vote of the full Committee membership. At this point in time there is no limit on the amount of committee members nor does a member of the committee need to be a WITSA member.