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perl_geek
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Train for unemployment
perl_geek   3/29/2016 3:25:35 PM
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In short, give us lots of money to train people for jobs that won't exist, or will be held by much cheaper people.

Any projection of future labour shortages is virtually certain to be untrue. They're all based on the current situation, technology, and economics. If there's likely to be a shortage, the work will almost certainly get automated.

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Maker market a good start - not final training...
MWagner_MA   3/28/2016 12:19:08 PM
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Roger, as an EE, I completely agree.  Software CAN be high quality, but unfortuneatly with fewer working engineers making their way up the CEO ladder, the MBA types can't tell the difference between a high quality software engineer, and guy who started in the Maker field with little formal training and guidance (not to mention one is significantly cheaper than the other).  The "Maker movement" is much like those of us who experimented with electronic kits while we were in high school.  The difference is no one would dare hire us to engineer a board without formal training (as at least a BSEE).  Now we have companies hiring programmers with little formal training because they could demonstrate a few working prototypes.  We need to emphasize more formal training and methods to insure quality designs for both software and hardware.

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