THE MEASUREMENT OF THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE STUDENTS JOINED IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Keywords:Information Society, Information Technologies, ICT Skills, Employment, ALMP.
Technological improvements have been generating changes in business, job creation, and the type of skills needed for jobs. These changes make the current unskilled labor force lag behind new market needs. Acquiring new and updating old skills is a double-sided job, not only a desire for employees but also for employers. Many workers, educated in traditional ways, become interested in certificate programs, in which updated new improvements are taught with modern and high technological methods. These certificate programs are considered much more important than High School and University Diplomas in the job market. In this study, by investigating a sector which needs high skilled labor force, It is tried to show employees’ and employers’ concerns about certificate programs. It is examined to find out that the percentage of employees, with or without certificates, change their current jobs or continue to work in the same job. Also, It is going to be investigated the importance of certificate programs in terms of how an employee can get a job with their certificates, how these programs affect the employees’ levels of skills, wages, careers and the terms of employment.