The Linux Foundation Announces 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program, New Enterprise Course Schedule

With Demand for Linux Skills Reaching an All-Time High, Linux Foundation Invests in Today's Most Promising Talent and Adds Enterprise-Specific Training Courses

From: http://facilities.broadcastnewsroom.com/article/The-Linux-Foundation-Ann...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program. It is also today announcing a new Enterprise Linux Training program aimed at preparing the next generation of enterprise architects.

Dice.com reported this year that Linux job postings on the site have reached an all-time high, further illustrating the soaring demand for Linux-related talent. The 2012 Linux Jobs Report released in February also pointed to a lucrative year ahead for Linux talent professionals: 81 percent of recruiters surveyed for the report said that hiring Linux is a priority in 2012, while 85 percent said finding Linux talent is difficult. When they do find it, they're offering above normal pay increases and more perks to Linux professionals.

The Linux Foundation aims to help meet this demand by providing Linux training opportunities direct from the source. The annual Scholarship Program extends the reach of these Linux training opportunities by awarding five scholarships to computer science students, Linux developers and architects who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses. Each scholarship will cover the expense for one course from The Linux Foundation's course catalog, a value averaging more than $2,500.

Scholarship applicants are invited to fill out a brief submission form online at: https://training.linuxfoundation.org/2012-linux-training-scholarship-pro.... Winners will be selected based on demonstrated need, proven interest in working on Linux and their vision for the future of the operating system.