Catherine Petronino

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Catherine Petronino
Posted over 1 year ago
Take a chance on women in technology
I'm not disagreeing with Brendan, but I still think its sad that companies won't invest in training (for women and for men). I live in the uk, although I'm American,and I do feel that the equality between sexes is closer here than in the US, but when it comes to engineering/ tech jobs it is still a very narrow field. The difficulty is that everyone complains that there aren't enough qualified people, but companies don't want to invest in making people qualified. It leads to no loyalty of employees to companies and no loyalty of companies towards employees. How can that possibly be sustainable when a typical engineering or tech project takes 5-10 years from start to finish?
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Catherine Petronino
Posted over 1 year ago
Parent/Grandparent Volunteer Core
I've had a similar discussion with my parents who are also grandparents. I think many people are afraid to volunteer to help in this situation because they don't want to be blamed if anything goes wrong. People are afraid that their retirement will be fraught with disaster if they try to do the right thing for society. I think it's a wonderful idea to get people involved, but they need protection and they need training. I'm not sure the schools or the town authorities are willing to give that.