@davidashton "Or companies need to offer apprenticeships" "I think you've hit something there - companies these days are too lean and mean"
I think the challenge is the dynamic between employees and employers today: Until we run out of engineering talent, there isn't a lot of incentive to train people that ultimately leave. Although on the other hand, it's not like this is a new phenomenon. When I worked at TI in the mid-1980s, they had lots of blue badges (under 5 years) and lots of gold badges (over 15) and a big yawning gap in the middle.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.