Recommend reading from the source, below. Good, brief capture of the issue of quantum computing skills and thoughts on how to address the problems.  Because Quantum is Coming.  Qubit

A Quantum Challenge: Building a Skilled Workforce

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+  The qubits are beginning to pile up in relatively early systems and the push for creating highly stable qubits is expanding the range of methodologies that are being used to create them. Seeing the economic and political advantages of being among the first to have functional, working quantum systems is fueling growing investments in the space from governments around the world.

“From the supply side [those providing the talent], “the supply is lagging behind because if we think of this revolution as starting in, say, 2017, there was a really low demand,” he said. The rising demand “caught the universities by surprise. No one expected this and this means a boom in quantum information science is required to fill all this demand.”


+  However, the acceleration in the quantum computing space and the growing number of companies, universities and government agencies that are pushing this wheel are driving the industry into the same problems that other market segments — think cybersecurity and data science — have hit: a skills shortage.

+  Yehuda Naveh has a front-row seat to the situation. The co-founder and chief technology officer for quantum startup Classiq — which helps automate processes for quantum algorithm developers — Naveh said the skills shortage is beginning to show itself on both the supply and demand sides in the industry.

Source:  The New Stack.  Jeffrey Burt,  A Quantum Challenge: Building a Skilled Workforce…

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