Scientific Journal

Applied Aspects of Information Technology

The field of information technology is extremely attractive in terms of job search. What do you need to be a specialist in this field? The information technology industry was the first to accept the fact that the ability to confirm the possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities in practice by a particular employee is higher than the presence of such an employee with an education document. This path also proved to be the fastest path for acquiring qualified personnel at the stage of the rapid development of the industry. There are more and more positions where experience is required, and not a specialized diploma. How characteristic are these trends for other areas of life? What is this? Is this step into the future or a tribute to modern trends? New technologies, new conditions, new business opportunities give rise to new knowledge and even new professions. There are no specialists in them, they will be trained in practice and practice will be their specialized education. Over time, universities and graduates will appear. But as life shows, it is precisely those who started without a diploma who will create new requirements and standards of professional activity the proposed research examines the current state of affairs in the field of education. The authors propose to analyze current trends in the labor market, to study some tools and training models. The question of the possibility of making a career without profile education is being considered. Can the holders of degrees and titles in a classical university provide the level of knowledge that employers need today? How relevant is the creation of corporate universities for the training and professional development of employees? According to surveys, more than 54 % of employers are willing to employ an employee without a diploma. Why? The quality of knowledge obtained at a university does not always meet the modern requirements of not only the information technology market but also just the labor market. However, at different times, companies and candidates have put different meanings in the definition of “good”. The task of the university is to indicate the main reference points from which to build on, continuing to study independently throughout life. Therefore, obtaining a document on graduation is only the beginning of a career path. Having a diploma does not immediately allow you to get a well-paid job and implies further independent training and the acquisition of practical experience.
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Received after revision 16.02.2020
Accepted 20.02.2020
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