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Another Failure of the Education System

According to an industry group in England, “British universities are failing to equip graduates with the skills it needs”.

And what industry would that be? Gaming.

The warning comes from the industry campaign group “Games Up?”, which says games developers in Britain are facing a serious skills shortage.

The lobby group says there are now 81 video games degree courses at British universities. But only four are accredited by Skillset, the government body which monitors such courses.

The UK government has a ministry that sets standards for training game developers. I wonder if that falls in the Education department or Labor on this side of the pond.

Once again, the US is falling behind the rest of the world in a critical educational need.

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2 Comments

  1. The problem is that there are no state standards identifying game developing skills. Despite the tongue-in-cheek nature of your post, perhaps these skills should be added.

  2. I guess it should not be a surprise that there are degrees for developing video games. It never crossed my mind. I guess I thought that the games were being developed by people with degrees in computer science. One thing is for sure. It’s a job with a future.

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