How can the mainframe world attract and retain millennial talent? That, and the mainframe skills gap, are two of the more important issues facing mainframers today. We’ll hear from Bill Seubert, IBM Z® Client Architect and mainframe educator, on these topics and more at SHARE Sacramento.
Education is a major barrier to filling the mainframe skills gap. COBOL, CICS, IMS – the acronyms alone are enough to confuse or intimidate any young IT professional scanning ads for mainframe jobs.
Young IT professionals sometimes have a low opinion of the mainframe as a viable career opportunity. But, their opinions often change once they start a mainframe career and realize the technology’s relevance and potential.
To fill the mainframe skills gap, companies will need to help soon-to-be IT
There’s an industry notion that says young IT professionals feel the mainframe is outdated, and they’d rather work on cool and exciting projects on new platforms. That’s a myth, according to one millennial.
Luisa Martinez, an IBM mainframe professional, said most young IT pros don’t have any opini
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?