There is no doubt about it, you need to have career aptitude for your work but you also need to have the skills.
I have a blog post that lists 100 self education sites. Fancy studying at Stanford, no problem. What about MIT, easy peasy. Fancy doing all for free. Now you are talking.
As universities are coming to terms with the fact that their existing model can no longer work. As they realise that they can no longer be protectionist about information because Google has broken down the walls, universities are having to think about their future. It appears that OpenCourseWare is one way of doing that.