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Re: Is this difficult?

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Apr 1, 2008
Good point, but this is also a 'chicken-and-egg' issue, and you appear
to assume it must be the chicken. There is another hypothesis for the
reduction in tech grads: lack of belief in the long-term security of
the field of IT (or science, for that matter). I, myself, completed an
MS in geology in 1985 ... In the middle of the last really big recession
in the USA. ...wanted to be able to feed children ---> got job in IT.
I am confident that I was not alone in this professional
transmogrification, or my motivation.

College students aren't stupid. In a sense, you could view the decline
in the numbers of tech grads as a logical response to 'market forces'.
It is also, unfortunately, a self-fulfilling prophecy /
positive-feedback loop of sorts.

In terms of personal attitude, I agree with Vince, but not about the
forces at work. If the job market were functioning in response to the
'lack of qualified individuals', more students would be in IT. Period.
Individuals may be lazy, or only focused on what is 'cool', but not
large labor markets (at least, if you believe macro-economists).

Vince LaPiana

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