WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a think tank at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, is partnering with the NobleReach Foundation, a non-profit uniting talent and innovation across government, industry, and academia, for CSET’s PATHWISE project.
The PATHWISE project will research talent trends throughout the U.S., identifying talent hubs and exploring the talent development pipelines that prepare workers for emerging technology fields. Through the support of the NobleReach Foundation, the project will focus on mapping job skill categories and analyzing the complete talent development pipeline for the AI and cybersecurity sectors with plans to extend these methods to other emerging technology domains.
Early progress has already been made in mapping the changing AI workforce using data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, concluding that the U.S. AI Workforce has grown from 14M workers in 2018 (9% of total U.S. employment) to 17M workers in 2022 (10.4%), an increase in the share of the total U.S. workforce that can be considered AI-ready.
“I’m excited to collaborate with NobleReach in order to identify tech talent, identify policy recommendations that can improve educational attainment and boost this vital talent pipeline, and, ultimately, sustain our next generation of mission-oriented leaders in order to secure the U.S. economic and national security,” CSET’s Director of Analysis, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, PhD.
“Top technology talent is critical for the United States to remain at the forefront of global innovation. We need to understand the pathways from education to impact if we have any hope of designing a better future. NobleReach is thrilled to partner with CSET on PATHWISE which will lead to great insights and outcomes as we begin to train and place new graduates in crucial technology positions within the U.S. government,” NobleReach Foundation’s Executive Vice President, Academic Partnerships, Linda Bixby, PhD.