uri's Journal http://use.perl.org/~uri/journal/ uri's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:18:58+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 uri's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~uri/journal/ Introducing The Perl College http://use.perl.org/~uri/journal/35806?from=rss <p>This is my first ever blog/journal entry anywhere. I think this announcement was the final incentive for me to break that barrier.</p><p>What is the Perl College?</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Perl College is a creative merger of job training and job<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; fairs. Here are its primary goals:</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Provide free top quality training to qualified<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; junior level Perl developers<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Improve their Perl skills to the intermediate level<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Match the new graduates with Perl jobs in the hiring companies<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * http://perlhunter.com/college.html</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Perl College was created to address these issues in<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; recruiting Perl coders:</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * A shortage of intermediate level Perl developers<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * A surplus of junior level Perl developers<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Some are not developing Perl full time<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Many are looking for a career developing Perl but can't get<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; needed training and experience<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Companies lacking the resources to train Perl developers</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; We are currently seeking both sponsors and students for this<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; unique education/recruitment opportunity.</p><p>Hiring Sponsors: Thirty great applicants - cheap!</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Imagine how much it would cost in both time and money to find<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; and train a qualified applicant for your Perl jobs. The Perl<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; College dramatically improves the efficiency of this process by<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; pre-screening and accepting only the most motivated<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; students. Then we take it one step further. We take those<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; already highly motivated students and train them up to a solid<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; intermediate level of Perl skills. Efficiency, cost<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; effectiveness and quality results - what could be better for<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; your Perl recruitment needs?</p><p>Student Candidates: Put yourself ahead of the competition.</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; If selected you will have a week of free training from Damian<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Conway (valued at $3000). Plus you will exposed to employers who<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; are actively seeking intermediate level Perl developers.<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Competition to get in will be fierce so put your best foot<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; forward. Don't wait to apply as we will take only the thirty<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; most qualified students.</p><p>For more information on The Perl College, and how to apply to be a<br>sponsor or a student go to these pages:</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; http://perlhunter.com/college.html<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; http://perlhunter.com/sponsors.html<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; http://perlhunter.com/students.html</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Uri Guttman, Dean of The Perl College</p> uri 2008-03-01T04:44:30+00:00 journal