Working Education?

Our economy is in a slump, there is no denying that. Especially out here on the west coast people have to fight for a living. I have a degree. I have a lot of work experience. What I don’t have is what employers in California are looking for…a degree in Computer Science. Unfortunately mine is in history, go figure. What I’ve noticed increasingly over the last year, is that companies are advertising more and more for interns. The issue is, they will only accept people who are in school. Years ago we had an almost completely industrial based economy. Many of the occupations were “hands-on,” therefore they were taught “on the job.” These people became professionals through being apprentices, then doing the job themselves for a while, then eventually they where pros. Internships seem very similar to me. I think companies should consider how much time, money and effort could be saved by training their own prodigies. By screening their own potential candidates, they could offer to train them, without pay, with a paid position in waiting. Of course, it would be prudent for the company to have the candidate sign a contract. It would be a shame if the candidate took off with all that training for a more lucrative position…

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13 thoughts on “Working Education?

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