Should educ serve business? LO6544

Tue, 09 Apr 96 17:45:04 EST

Replying to LO6520 --

I agree with David Reed's excerpts regarding about the six skills
needed by the software industry have nothing to do with the
technology. The majority of people shouldn't have to know how a PC or
Fax works, just as they don't know how a microwave works. Let the
experts do the detailed work.

I'd add two more skills, not directly indicated in the previous six:

7. Able to identify track and meet goals and deadlines.
8. Can present ideas and concepts clearly in both private and
group settings.

What concerns me is none of these skills are dealt with in the school
systems. If these are the skills that business needs, and it isn't
confined to software industry, people learn about them in the business
world, not from the school system. They fail their way to success.

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves


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