The Decoding the ICT Workforce report and bulletin were released in July 2018. The report shares survey findings, outlines challenges, and proposes opportunities that could be used to addressed stubborn issues like the out-migration of ICT graduates, the need for curriculum updates, as well as wage concerns and the need to hire more women. The bulletin summarizes the report.

Between June and October 2017, Workforce WindsorEssex met with 69 employers and 4 employment service providers to delve deeper into challenges hiring ICT talent. Of the employers, 10 can be considered to be direct ICT employers who employ a substantial amount of ICT staff in their facility. We also surveyed 32 students in local ICT programs and 51 local ICT workers to gain their perspective on ICT challenges in Windsor-Essex.