Monday, June 04, 2012

Bill Clinton tells CNN that employers need to invest in technical training big time


Former president Bill Clinton told Harvey Weinstein (subbing for Piers Morgan) on CNN that employers need to modify their attitude of demanding everyone be “job ready” and get back into the training business, the way they were 40 years ago, in the earlier days of big mainframes.   They also need to work a lot more closely with universities.

Jobs in IT security and smart infrastructure development and implementation are going unfilled because our system cannot pretrain everyone with the skills needed, and tends to look at them as matters of ability, curiosity or tinkering (as with the way Facebook uses the word “hacking”).  Employers need to put much more into training themselves, or our infrastructure will become vulnerable and tend to fail, he implied. 

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