Author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, Gary Beach talked with WRALTechWire editor Rick Smith in an article published on Nov. 21.

Smith asked Beach about whether the skills gap really threatens America’s future and what can be done about addressing the gaps.

The article preceded a discussion by local business leaders on the following questions:

  • What are the skills needed in the 21st century work environment?
  • How should public education, particularly in grades K-12, be restructured to teach these skills?
  • What responsibility do business leaders and IT executives have to improve public education?
  • How do we measure progress?

Read part one of the interview here.