Things You Learned on the Mainframe in School and Had to Relearn on the Job

Job markets evolve and the skills needed in the workplace change. Analysts have recently asked whether colleges are up to the task of keeping up with the skills necessary for students to flourish in their chosen careers. Like Joe Gentile, z/OS performance analyst at IBM, and Derek Powe, vice president for systems technology at M&T Bank, students enter the workforce and find that their skills need to be honed or augmented by new skills. We asked Gentile and Powe about their mainframe education in college and what they’ve since had to relearn on the job.

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