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ThatBritGuy:
most employers just want some evidence of cognitive skills and task completion. They're not too worried about specifics.
Then what is the skill shortage about?

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 11:39:07 AM EST
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They're not convinced by the evidence of cognitive skills and task completion?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 12:54:27 PM EST
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And the universities are?

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 04:04:19 PM EST
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The universities are paid to be.

The problem in the UK is more that there are too many cartoon universities offering cartoon courses.

I looked up my old alma mater and the course content isn't any easier than when I did it - but the course has been extended with an additional year and now leads directly to a masters.

This seems sensible. But other unis are offering comedy comp sci with a bit of Android development and a few essays.

The differences are obvious with experience, but perhaps not so obvious to eighteen year olds.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 04:15:48 PM EST
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