- Dr. Boris Komrakov, Chairman
- Ms. Ximena Duque ‐ Fedesoft, Colombia
- Dr. Vasile Baltac ‐ ATIC, Romania
- Mr. Patrice Chazerand, Digital Europe, Belgium
- Mr. Mario Franco, Millenium@EDU, Portugal
- Mr. Danguole Rutkauskiene, National Association of Distance Education, Lithuania
- Mr. Stoyan Boev, InterConsult/BAIT, Bulgaria
- Mr. Krzysztof Zanussi, TOR Studio, Poland
- Mr. Adrian Schofield, Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA), South Africa
- Mr. Luis Stein, Grupo de Empresas Chilenas de Software y Servicios (Gechs), Chile
- Mr. Sabur Khan ‐ BCS, Bangladesh
- Mr. Roberto C. Mayer ‐ Assespro, Brazil
- Prof. Hosny M. Ibrahim – Assiut UNiversity/EITESAL, Egypt
- Mr. Amr ElHariry ‐ EITESAL, Egypt
- Mr. Santiago Gutierrez ‐ WITSA, Mexico
- Dr. Stanislav Sobolevsky ‐ USA
- Matthias Ifesieh ‐ Nigeria
- Dr. Nikolai Mitin ‐ Russia
- Dr. Alexandr Solovjev ‐ Czech republic/Belgium
- Constantine Vasuk Ukraine ‐ Norway
- Dr. Tatiana Milova ‐ Poland
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 tech 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 tech 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:
- Understanding the problems, issues and roadblocks contributing to the shortage of tech workers as they relate to education and training.
- Identifying programs, curriculum, best practices and other educational activities and initiatives that have proven successful in producing qualified tech workers.
- Researching the specific skills required by geographic region and skill set
- Evaluate opportunities for WITSA and its members to participate in revenue opportunities as they apply to addressing the problems of the tech workers shortage.
- Producing at least one white paper that will serve as position on education and training for WITSA.
- Distribute its publications widely through WITSA members to improve the quality and the quantity of tech employees around the globe.
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.