I've been in IT just as long as you have, Tony. I actually agree with her, and have seen just about everything she has. As well as having perfect qualifications for a job, but being passed over for it in favour of someone's friend or family member...I think my favourite was when I was working in Government. I'd see a department have several openings, all MANDATED to be filled by Government policy, and they wouldn't fill them because it would be too expensive.
What worries me about programs like this is the quality of people these programs will produce. I'm all for training up people according to their aptitudes and skills in a pinch, but training up people that had no desire (or talent) to go into IT in the first place?
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