I've recently noticed there are a ton of local Drupal jobs looking for experienced developers, and also a ton of awesome, but inexperienced developers looking for jobs. This seems like a problem. If people can't get experience in jobs, they can't get jobs that need experience. I'm hoping to help solve this problem by posting the job I've never seen. I'm seeking an inexperienced Drupal developer.
This is a FANTASTIC idea. We all know that the Drupal world needs more developers: every shop in every town is hiring. Scott's approach is a great way to get someone started off, and I'll bet that he's received a torrent of email already.
The question is, how can we make this bigger? It sounds like Scott is pretty much funding this little project himself, but surely there are Drupal shops around who would be willing to spend a little money to invest in future talent. Perhaps we could even convince a couple of smaller companies to chip in 20-25% of a normal salary, and jointly hire an inexperienced developer to work part-time on contrib modules that the companies would benefit from—that way, everybody gets something out of it.
If you work for or know of companies that might be interested in such a venture, send them a link to this job post and see if you can convince them to give it a try.