Gates urges minorities to study Computer Science

By Mikael Hoffman on October 15, 2005, 5:43 PM
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates recently wrapped up a three-day tour of college campuses that was aimed at urging minorities to consider careers in computer science. Gates claims that software writers will be in great demand in the next decade, but the number of college grads seeking software jobs is declining.

"These are jobs that pay great," Gates said. "These are fun jobs, and so you'd think right now we'd be having more people applying in them than ever."

"But in fact," he added, "somehow we haven't got the word out. We haven't made it clear the steps to get the right skills to get these jobs."

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Nic said:
This is exactly the same crap we heard before and look what happened...lots of unemployed software graduates. Even now it's still incredibily difficult to find work in IT. What Gates, and the rest of the IT industry, want is lots of IT pros with 10 yrs experience under their belt. They're not interested in fresh graduates and that's where the problem lies. Those who choose IT as a career do so at their own risk...the money isn't even as good as it used to be...and neither is the status...
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