IT education in UK has taken a big hit
Wednesday, 22nd December 2010
The unemployment rate among IT graduates in UK is not surprising. Sadly, it bears further testament to IT's failure to develop talent and provide realistic opportunities for young professionals.
The first main problem is a disjoint between educators and IT professionals: the curriculum and education systems are not engaged with the businesses that hire IT workers.
Some courses succeed in producing graduates who are hired straight out of university. These strong programmes have great mentoring partnerships and business involvement in research, projects and practical experience forums. Such courses provide young people with real-world experience and networking opportunities before they graduate.
Publication : Silicon