Quantum Information Science and Technology Workforce Development National Strategic Plan: A Report by the Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science Committee on Science of the National Science & Technology Council   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Workforce development in Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) is a priority for the United States as part of the National Quantum Initiative. To ensure economic and national security, several actions are recommended here to evaluate the QIST workforce landscape, prepare more people for jobs with quantum technology, enhance STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] education at all levels, accelerate exploration of quantum frontiers, and expand the talent pool for industries of the future. Beyond the significant technical challenges facing QIST research and development (R&D), the shortage of talent constrains progress. The field is currently creating more job openings than can be filled, with the variety of jobs related to QIST expanding in academia, industry, national labs, and government. New and sustained workforce training efforts are critical for maintaining American leadership in QIST. Fortunately, the requisite skills are widely applicable and in high demand. Therefore, investments that grow the professional expertise needed for QIST R&D will pay dividends in many sectors of the economy. Building the Nation's QIST workforce will require coordination among U.S. Government agencies, academic institutions, professional societies, non-profit organizations, industry, and international partners."

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