Fast-tracking: Alternatives to College

At FOO 2010, I interviewed Sridhar Vembu of Zoho about his efforts to fast-track high school graduates into the workplace, teaching them programming, English and math. 

Sridhar’s efforts at Zoho and their development center in Madras tell us something about how to develop a 21st century workforce by tapping into those who would not normally go to college. In short, his answer is not to prepare them for college but to prepare them to be productive in the workplace — and to do that preparation in the workplace.

Link to Interview with Sridhar Vembu on O’Reilly Radar.