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Jay Fields' Thoughts: So, You Dropped Out of College

I was recently chatting to some friends about all the apprenticeship experiments going on and (name withheld to protect the innocent) lamented:So, what happens when they quit that first job (or worse, get laid-off) and their only skill is writing a Rails app? I know what happens. It happened to me. Okay, I didn't actually participate in an apprenticeship program that taught me Rails. However, I did drop out of college after gaining some experience programming, get a job building web applications, and I was laid off about a year later. Getting another job wasn't so hard, but it was hard to find a job that paid as well. It turns out, there's not a huge demand for people who don't have formal education or much experience, go figure. While I was looking for a new job I noticed that there were significantly more jobs for people with certain skills. I'm sure it differs by locati...

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