Couple more thoughts and comments regarding todays earlier post on the mainframe and that has to do with mainframe experience and skills which are drying up as more of the baby boomers retire. In some circles there are concerns about what happens when the last mainframe person retires, who will take care of the mainframe beasts? Part of the answer is in a group of programs being sponsored in part with no surprise by IBM to help stimulate and educate the next generation of mainframe skilled workers. If you are a current or former IBM mainframe professional, consider getting involved in one of these groups to help transfer knowledge and skill sets to the next generation.
Here are some links to learn more about these programs.
Check them out.