- Apple CEO Tim Cook Says That There is a Different Between Skills Learned in College and Skills That Businesses Need, Especially When It Comes to ‘Coding’.
- He Has Also Said in His Interview That Half of Apple’s US Employment Last Year Was People Without Having Four Year College Degree.
- These Comments Were Made During the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
A lot of our readers from different countries know that the four year college degree has become a common requirement for many jobs in the United States and other countries, even for those positions that didn’t require one, Apple CEO Tim Cook talk about his very differently.
According to Tim Cook, that there are certain type of skills that students may not learn in the college namely, CODING.
“And so to that end, as we’ve looked at the — sort of, the mismatch between the skills that are coming out of colleges and what the skills are that we believe we need in the future, and many other businesses do, we’ve identified coding as a very key one,” Tim Cook said during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meetingon Wednesday, during which President Trump met with the board’s members, including Tim Cook.
Tim Cook has also stated that about half of their Apple’s US employment last year was made up of people that didn’t even have a four year college degree.
Tim Cook CEO of Apple said that he believes that there should be a requirement for every single kid in the U.S to have some level of basic coding education before they graduate high school.
Apple has also launched its Everyone Can Code program in late 2016, a curriculum designed are 4,000 schools in the US using Apple’s curriculum, according to Tim Cook.
Apple is one of the top 13 multi billion dollar corporations that doesn’t require a college diploma for certain jobs, along with Google, IBM, Bank of America, and Hilton, for more check here.
According to sources, there are opportunities for those without having a college degree are now expanding, data from Bureau of Labor Statistics has published last month that suggests that there is still a sizeable discrepancy in weekly earning of a person with a college degree and those without degree.
The median usual weekly earnings for workers with high school diploma but no college education was $730 in 2018, while it was $1,198 for workers with a bachelor’s degree.
One of the most influential personality of course Steve Jobs who started the company in his garage in 1976 after dropping out of Reed College.
“So we’ve never really thought that a college degree was the thing that you had to do well,” said Cook. “We’ve always tried to expand our horizons.”