Kevin Browne is a Professor of Computer Science & IT at Mohawk College and a PhD Candidate at McMaster University researching mobile educational software design.
His talk focused on the precarious employment and income inequality that have risen sharply both locally and across the developed world. Though there may be an understandable impression that “there are no middle class jobs anymore” the reality is the tech industry is flourishing. The real problem is a job-skills mismatch that’s preventing laid off workers from transitioning to jobs in the tech industry. He talks about this problem and solutions, referencing local examples in Hamilton.