AkzoNobel, Stork set up own IT training programme
Monday 15 October 2012
AkzoNobel and Stork have set up their own programme to train IT specialists because they are unhappy at the quality of people leaving hbo colleges and university, the NRC report on Monday.
The two blue-chip firms say they expect to be unable to fill vacancies because of the poor standards and without action, jobs will go to better qualified candidates from abroad.
‘It is already difficult to interest young talent in IT but this is a sector that needs youngsters,’ said Stork’s André Haket. ‘We have to ensure education better fits the needs of industry.’
The paper says 50 school leavers have expressed an interest in the 20 places on the course.
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