Tech giants see benefit of two-year graduates

 Dec 12 2018
With hundreds of thousands of tech jobs available, major tech companies are shifting their focus to two-year technical degree graduates.

This is the "new-collar workforce" – a play on the term blue-collar. Many blue-collar jobs may evolve or be replaced as jobs become more automated and technological.

"Today we are looking more at students with a two-year degree to hire, because they have the baseline knowledge we need and can further expand their skills with our specialized in-house training," said César A. Marrero, CEO of Xentient Technology in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Read more in the Dec. 5, 2018, USA Today article "Get ready for the  'new-collar' workforce, where training can trump the traditional degree."

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