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Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs

Open source training is a powerful tool, and the skills and experiences learned can be immediately applied to numerous real-world working situations. Red Hat Challenge@Labs is a strong starting point for students, as they have the opportunity to design solutions for real-world problems and pitch them to industry experts.

September 16, 2014 by

Research shows majority of IT graduates 'not workplace ready'

A study has found that the vast majority of IT employers find universities to fail their students in offering workplace ready skills. Should IT graduates be offered skills training and vocational work as part of their computer science degrees?

February 27, 2011

Rapid tech adoption overwhelming security staff

Skills gap and lack of proper training to manage new technologies put strain on information security professionals, exposing businesses to potential risk--much like "series of small leaks in a dam", new report warns.

February 18, 2011 by

GCHQ tech arm adopts IISP competency framework

The information assurance arm of GCHQ is to use a framework developed by security organisation IISP to test the competency of public sector IT security professionals.The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) announced on Thursday that CESG has adopted its IISP Skills Framework, which has tests for 32 skills groups.

August 13, 2010 by

Skills crisis leads to foreign hires

The skills shortage in the engineering field down under has forced the Australian arm of fibre-optics company Finisar to search overseas to recruit new talent for its research and development centre in Sydney.

July 21, 2010 by

Social giving for charity begets social giving for community

Normally I don't write about specific events but I'm making an exception as this is almost a mini overview for how charity in social media can turn into a benefit for the social Web community.In May I launched a Social Media Charity Auction that raised about $6,500 for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

August 7, 2008 by

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