Google CEO Sundar Pichai: Coding alone can’t save us from the skills gap


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  • Sunday, 21 Jan 2018

Google Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai attends a session of the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Too much importance put on the writing of code has created a skills gap in America's technology industry and much of its workforce, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a Jan 18 op-ed in which he called for accessible, continuous medium-level tech training – and touted Google-grown examples. 

"The focus on code has left a potentially bigger opportunity largely unexplored," Pichai wrote in an article larded heavily with descriptions of Google's own explorations into said opportunity. 

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