Education vs. Apprenticeship: Tipping the Scales

Why is formal education good?

Why do companies traditionally rely on formal education in the selection process?

What are the benefits of doing so? Low risk?

Put it into context: Does the tech industry need book smart or street smart employees?

The evidence?

The negative implications of making it a must-have factor in the selection process

Put it into context: Who is looking beyond this characteristic as a prerequisite - PwC?

What recruitment firms think and why this trend will continue to prevail much longer than policy’s change…

Conclusion: you decide….

 

Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2014/04/07/how-google-picks-new-employees-hint-its-not-about-your-degree/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/05/07/the-jobs-of-the-future-dont-require-a-college-degree/