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Submission + - IBM High School to Churn Out IT Pros 2

theodp writes: This week, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the City University of New York and IBM are creating a computer science-focused school in the city that will span grades 9-14 (students leave with an associate's degree). Graduates who pass muster will reportedly be first in line for jobs at IBM. 'The idea is to create a new [educational] model for science, technology, engineering, and math -areas where companies are aggressively hiring,' explained IBM's Stanley Litow.' If you look at hiring requirements, you won't see a huge amount of difference in a lot of entry-level IT jobs.' No word yet on the school colors or whether a uniform will be required. IBM is giving the city $250,000 to create the school, which might have looked pretty generous if that Zuckerberg kid hadn't upped the ante with his $100,000,000 donation.
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IBM High School to Churn Out IT Pros

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  • So basically, a vocational-tech school for a post-industrial society.

    Good to see, actually, though I have to wonder if it will actually improve the IT landscape, or just end up producing a glut of mediocre "blue collar" IT professionals. In my experience, the best engineers and programmers have a diverse background rather than focusing solely on tech. Yes, they uniformly love tech, and have immersed themselves in it from a young age, but also have interests (and even professional-level skills) totally u
  • I can see this one on the front page, but with 0 comments and unviewable. Wtf?

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