Lyle - CosmicPerl.com
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Fri Oct 5 14:32:23 BST 2007
What I love about apprenticeships is that officially you do not have
to pay apprentices minimum wage...
Now the problem is that I want to train up a Perl apprentice. Without
any official government recognised course to send them on I'd have to
pay them minimum wage, which would prove rather costly while I get them
up to speed..
So my thinking now is to offer 1 lucky person free programming
tuition, I'll teach them as I would have before, get them to do sample
projects (scripts I need updating :)) and give them some sort of
certificate I made up at the end (BrainBench and eLearners have done
it... Why not me). Considering companies are charging ££££ for this kind
of group tuition, let alone one on one, I think this is a pretty good
deal for whoever goes for it. If it goes well, I'll have a go at
charging for a second candidate.
Pretty much the same situation as me taking on an apprentice, but this
time I don't have to pay them and it's totally legit. At the end of it
I'll have someones who's useful who'll be viable to pay..
So here's my real problem... Where do I find a candidate near me? Are
there good websites where I could list this? Having never offered
anything like this before I don't know where to start.
I'm in Bristol...
Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
P.S. I will use Learning Perl as the course text book, skipping bit's I
don't feel necessary and then adding bits like basic DBI, CGI, etc.
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