A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree https://t.co/Ia4X1QuPTq
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Behöver man ha akademiska meriter för att få jobb inom IT-industrin? Svaret har länge varit ja, inte minst i Sverige, i alla fall vad jag vet. Men nu har IT-industrin börjat få upp ögonen på att det faktiskt finns en hel del självlärda människor som lätt kan smälta in i vilket IT-företag som helst om dom bara får chansen.
Steve Lohr skriver i New York Times:
A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree
A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring.
Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills.
Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is a computer security analyst, making $45,000 a year. In a struggling Appalachian economy, that is enough to provide him with his own apartment, a car, spending money — and career ambitions.
Något som förhoppningsvis även är fallet i dagens Sverige. Är det någon som vet?