Jobs -What do tech companies owe students?

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I decided to ditch the HS reunion information any further, comments were light and its clear that's not somethign anyone wants to really re-live. Especially me now that I've had some time to look behind me.  Whew.....scary stuff, you should have seen my hair!

This week I'm thinking a lot about jobs for students and to what degree major corporations are responsible for this.  You'd think we should be out there singing praises of students to make them come to work to our company or any others but it seems that we always come up short with the really hard work of connecting them to jobs.  Sure, we have training programs and so on but what they really want is for every company to say...hey! I want you to come to work here right now!  I'll change your life and give you a big fat paycheck.

I think corporations however, stop at the edge of skills training and the concept of employability when they should push right on over the edge to setting up job boards that cater to their set of partners and customers looking for talent.  Let's just take it all the way and connect the freakin dots here.

There is however, liability with this and an expectation that comes with it.  Just becasue we make technology does that automatically equal a job?  Hmmmmm.....if we're asking you to learn and use our stuff should we connect you to jobs??

Love to hear the opinions on this one.




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    Yeah I know trackbacks are anoying, but it was a way to test it out

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    We don't owe students anything. If they want a job, they can get it the way everyone else gets it. By being outstanding, looking for a while, and start from the bottom.
    That's my main problem with the bottom of the barrel, the Chubb graduates. They're being brainwashed into thinking they're the shiznit, and come to an interview with 18 months of theoretical 'experience' acting like I should be honored to have them working for me. Excuse me, but F that.
    If companies have a college hire program, that's great, mostly, as long as the hiring process is fair, and really taps into the skills and talents of the graduate, whether technical or not. Employees should have employee skills, contractors should have technical skills.

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    That is only true if the available talent pool is greater than the number of companies looking to hire.  If there are more companies looking than there are students at the top of the barrel, the companies have a choice: take someone from the bottom of the barrel, or make the barrel bigger.

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