BALTIMORE — According to North Carolina's top technology official, Eric Boyette, IT staff in the state average 57 years old. "Within the next three to five years, 37 percent of our workforce can retire," he told Government Technology.
At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Midyear conference this week in Baltimore, Boyette talked about some of the partnerships the state is exploring to help cultivate a new generation of talent for the Department of Information Technology.
And the need to grow the workforce requires some policy adjustments, Boyette said. Younger workers tend to have different expectations for a satisfying professional life than previous generations did. Remote work and schedules that veer outside of the traditional 8-to-5 workday are a couple of the strategies he's using.