Fairfax, VA, September 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Maximizing the very technology responsible for creating the IT industry's skill gap to solve it, eIntern continues to attack the oxymoron of employers requiring "experience" for "entry-level" positions. In building an internship platform designed to provide that experience for students before graduating, eIntern is leading the way in filling the skill gap and giving soon-to-be-graduates optimism that they can gain experience while still in school.
eIntern will be attending the upcoming Northern Virginia Community College's (NOVA) Workforce Development Career Fair meeting with entry-level job seekers to introduce them to the eIntern platform and get them started in their career.
The number of experts joining the chorus of why the skill gap exists in the first place continues to grow daily. Finger pointers continue to look for the culprit, blaming higher education, blaming big business, blaming the lack of interest in computer science. And the number of unemployed/underemployed asking for help but not being heard multiplies while the jobs leave the country.
While the media, the blogosphere and policy experts brainstorm on what to do, how long it will take to make a change and debate on whose idea is the best, eIntern is providing a solution that is:
1. available right now,
2. doesn't cost anyone anything,
3. is reachable anywhere in the country where there's an internet connection,
4. trains specifically on the technical skills most in demand by employers,
5. provides a mentor to give guidance to eInterns,
6. develops soft skills such as time management and problem solving skills, and
7. is becoming the go to source for companies to find highly skilled IT professionals who don't require months of on-the-job training.
Does any other industry ask for 2-3 years of experience for an entry-level job?
eIntern solves the oxymoron because its internship platform is classified as a work experiential internship. The projects successfully completed not only count as work experience, but eInterns build a 3-D portfolio showcasing their technical skills based on real-world enterprise level projects similar to what employers are looking for.
Making it even easier for companies to identify the perfect fit, each technical skill learned on an internship is given an equivalency rating. Companies looking for skills such as Java/J2EE, Hibernate, EJBs and Spring are able to see a measurement of each particular skill, identify strengths and potential, and review months of actual projects to confirm those skills have been tried and tested.
In its partnership with NOVA, eIntern will be meeting with area job seekers to offer internship opportunities. The career fair will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Ernst Cultural Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus located at 8333 Little River Turnpike.
For companies interested in interviewing qualified eInterns or reviewing their profiles, visit http://www.eintern.com/employers.
eIntern is a first-of-its-kind Internship Platform, where aspiring IT programmers attain actual Job Based Skills that will help advance their IT careers at a rapid pace.
eIntern uses a pragmatic approach aligned with today’s Industry Specific needs. The eInternship program is designed in close collaboration with several academia and corporate partners, to deliver maximum value and relevance while developing Qualified, Reliable & Expert IT Talent that’s geared for the complex IT needs of the industry today.
eIntern’s sophisticated eInternship platform, which is based around Real World Projects, sets its program participants apart from their peers. eIntern’s Individually Tailored and Mentored program helps Demystify Cutting-Edge Technologies to succeed within a highly competitive and complex IT marketplace, not as entry level programmers, but as ‘experienced’ job candidates having specialized IT skills.
Best of all, eIntern is provided 100% free to accepted participants – and, given its versatile online platform, participants can complete the eInternship from anywhere and at their own pace.