William Brah: Why Should College Students Have to Go to Summer School in Order to Be Qualiﬁed to Get a Job?
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Finding people with the right skills is a continuous battle for tech startup companies, which are producing most of the new jobs nationwide.
My state, Massachusetts, ranks fifth in the nation on a list of states which are not producing enough graduates to fill tech job openings. Worse shortages are seen in California, New Jersey, Texas and New York.
On the job board Dice, there are 24,728 tech job openings in these states, up 17 percent over last year. Boston alone has 3,808 openings, up 24 percent over last year.
While the shortage might be a magnet for talent from outside the country, it is a governor on growth of companies inside.
Our government's response? If Startup America is any indication, it is to encourage more people to start new companies, a sure recipe for intensifying demand for H-1Bb visas to hire foreign workers.
University entrepreneurship courses typically prepare students to create new companies, not to become early employees of startup c...
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