Non-Traditional Career Paths Into Technology

from the the-need-for-techies... dept

With the economy still going full blast, mostly focused on technology, and technology companies still desperate for workers, here are two articles about people taking a non-traditional path to becoming techies. First, a story about blue collar workers going back to training programs to becoming technically literate. Second is an article about students skipping college to go straight to work for dot coms. Taken together they show some of the demand for high tech workers.

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Deb says:

...and older folks too!

It’s interesting to me that there isn’t more written about ‘older’ folks getting retrained for high-tech. I am in my late forties and graduated from a community college last June. I had a full-time, well-paid position in my chosen profession nine months before I graduated.
I discovered that my previous experience in business served to erase any age bias that may exist high-tech (I’m not so convinced it *does* exist).
There are lots of

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