Better IT Workforce Through an Industry-Academic Partnership

Better IT Workforce Through an Industry-Academic Partnership

A fresh graduate (even with MIS as a major) usually has little clue about how real world IT works. If ongoing education programs are ineffective in retooling or improving worker value, can IT and academia come together to create an ongoing certification program, to keep track of an IT graduate’s training and career advancement, from college throughout his career?


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Harry R. Lewis

Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard College

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Kevin R. Faughnan, Director, IBM Academic Initiative, Software Group

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