Friday, January 29, 2016

Inspiring the Next Gen of Tech Workers - John K. Waters, THE Journal

It has been called "America's persistent problem": not enough skilled workers to fill millions of job openings. The high-tech sector in particular has complained for years about the country's shallow pool of tech talent. Some leading companies in that sector have partnered with online education providers in hope of deepening that pool in the relatively near term. Google, AT&T, Facebook, and Twitter, for example, have worked with Udacity to create targeted online certification programs, a few of which provide training for specific jobs currently available. Some high-tech companies are also acting with an eye toward the future with programs and events aimed at K-12 students and educators.

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