This is just one man’s opinion, but I cannot overstate the importance of that Telegraph article for the future of higher education, especially if “school leaver entry schemes” become more widely adopted by top companies.
Google recently announced that it is looking to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2011:
”We’re looking for top talent — across the board and around the globe — and we’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science,” Alan Eustace, Google’s vice president of engineering and research, said in the company’s blog.
Imagine if Google targeted the best and brightest high-school students for some of those new positions? Can Google offer those science-whiz kids experiences that rival college (while paying them in the process)?