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Software engineering studies attractiveness for the highly educated women planning to change career in Finland

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE '19)
KustantajaIEEE
Sivut304-305
Sivumäärä2
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-7281-1764-5
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 25 toukokuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Software Engineering - Montreal, Kanada
Kesto: 25 toukokuuta 201931 toukokuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 41
https://2019.icse-conferences.org/

Julkaisusarja

Nimi
ISSN (elektroninen)2574-1934

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering
LyhennettäICSE'19
MaaKanada
KaupunkiMontreal
Ajanjakso25/05/1931/05/19
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Tiivistelmä

The software industry is suffering from a widespread labour shortage and, at the same time, universities have not been able to react and provide enough skilled talents for the field. A wide selection of actions has been focused into getting more women for the STEM industries. However, the results have not been as efficient that would have hoped for. This study addresses the question how high-educated women perceive the attractiveness of software engineering studies. The data for the paper is collected with an open internet survey (n=134) from Finnish women who have already done or are planning to make a career change to the software industry. The attitudes towards new and old modes of learning and education are surveyed. This study shows that women perceive industry as attractive and value university education, yet there are overabundance of offering in entry-level training courses and lack of advanced studies. The university education is perceived to be rigid and old-fashioned.

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