[SASAG] Training for Industry needs and standards.

Blibbet blibbet at gmail.com
Wed May 20 10:02:02 PDT 2015

On 05/20/2015 08:50 AM, Atom Powers wrote:
> I wonder if there are community resources that could be used to create
> Source classes. There probably aren't many created for classrooms so there
> would still be work involved in adapting them.
> Some things that come to mind:
> http://training.linuxfoundation.org/free-linux-training
> http://www.linux.com/learn

FreeGeekSeattle.org is currently undergoing a 'reboot', with lack of
volunteers, and lacking some lab space. However, one of the goals of the
rebooted organization is slated to be FOSS training, with emphasis
towards Linux/BSD sysadmin training skills (and hopefully helping with
job placement).

Free Geek also has a hardware refurb program, which gives hands-only
skills for PC tech, for those that need HW training besides SW.

IMO, FGSea should be pushing to get Linux Foundation, LPI, BSDA, RedHat
and related open source-focused certs to offer free testing twice a
year, at SeaGL and LFNW. (BSDA and LPI used to do this at early LFNWs.)
Then time the Free Geek Seattle training around these twice-yearly
testing periods, and work with SeattleTechStartups and SASAG to figure
out best way to get newly-certified people into local entry-level
positions. That would help SASAG and local FOSS communities.

If anyone from SASAG would be interested in helping FGSea in this
capacity, please join the FGSea mailing list
<mailto:freegeek-seattle+subscribe at googlegroups.com> and say hello.


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