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Why college curriculum should include data center education

More people are retiring from data centers than are joining the profession. Research suggests that about 33 percent of data center professionals in the US expect to retire by 2025, and as previously noted, the pool of candidates to replace them is small and shrinking by the day.

Our typical approach as an industry–relying on expedient solutions like upskilling employees or poaching from competitors– to filling open positions has long ignored the glaring fact that we’re simply not doing a good job of promoting our industry and the careers waiting inside the doors of our data centers.

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