I think this may be a common problem for people these days. You could say you are going to get work experience and move your way into the industry from there. Has anyone had trouble even getting work experience? Just out of curiosity and also just your opinions on things like programs run that companies offer work experience to people for instance. No matter what experience you have previously had, the companies choose how ever many people they can have fit in their office and give them work experience. Not only will this give people industry experience, it will also:
1. Can save the person money if they realise a particular area in the industry isn't for them. Instead of paying for a course then not being interested.
2. When people apply for jobs such as QA they have something to show they have industry experience. Most companies now want experienced people even though you may have the skills required.
3. It will boost self confidence in the industry, possibly making it bigger and gain interest in these particular jobs and widen the network of game developers.
Just a thought.