Any recent college graduate would love to hear about a job opportunity in an industry with promising growth potential. So why aren’t more young professionals finding their way to a career in mainframes?
Younger IT techs who like their mobile touch screens, and generally gravitate to colorful graphical displays, may consider the 3270 “green screen” associated with the mainframe a turn-off.
August 30 - Kristine Harper thinks she and her millennial colleagues will run things better when they're in charge. "Our generation will be a little bit more fun, encouraging, flexible, positive. There'll be fewer meetings, more networking and more teams,: she says.
August 3 - Five years ago, Kristine Harper was a 22-year-old software developer fresh out of college who realized there were gaps in her mainframe knowledge. So she helped launch zNextGen , a group within the SHARE organization where young enterprise techs could call on more experienced geeks.