your points are well taken Roganski and have been made to the relevant agencies, some of whom are only too well aware of how difficult it is in the business.
however that is no reason not to support those companies who exist and to try and develop new companies.
as for all the courses popping up in colleges – that is a rather more political question driven in part by falling student nos in computer courses and in part by overly enthusiastic reports..the demand is certainly there from students too..we would hope the courses make realistic claims to your students rather than promise them jobs..
some on these boards are working in the UK already and if nothing else people on the boards do actually inject some realism into the proceedings
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