What Corporate America's Shift in Education Versus Training Means for Big Tech

More organizations should be investing in equipping their employees with the right skills

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Technology, we know, moves fast. One of the ideas caught in the wake of the speed of tech is how to understand the difference between education and training. What do you really need to know? Would a sixth-grade education give you enough basic skills to enable you to use online tools to learn a trade or become a service worker or a knowledge worker? Would you perhaps need a four-year college degree?

One of our engineers, for example, just taught a high school intern how to create and configure a new Aurora Serverless DB cluster on AWS in a few hours.



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