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