The Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology held an IT Skills Gap Forum on March 22, 2013. The purpose of forum was to obtain “real time” information from business and industry leaders about expected job growth trends over the next three to five years and to discuss workforce skills gaps that make filling job vacancies difficult for employers within the industry. All the results are now available.
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WA State Workforce Education Administrators are invited to send their college’s IT team to “Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for Washington State Students” (Friday, June 7, 2013 at Microsoft). The day will focus on creating a cohesive process for coordinating efforts, sharing best practices, and unifying in order to address the shortage of work-ready IT four-year graduates.
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The Center has added two new IT professionals telling their story about their academic and career pathways in the ever-changing, exciting, and innovative world of information technology. We catch up with Andrew Craswell, now a software engineer, and Johanna Aqui, a developer lead. So, take a few minutes to listen and learn!
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The Center received “real time” information from IT industry professionals/leaders about expected job growth trends over the next 3 to 5 years and to discuss workforce skills needed to make filling job vacancies easier for employers within the industry. Results from the forum will be disseminated June 2013.
News and Updates from the Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology: Greetings from the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (coeforict.org). We hope everyone is excited for the start of a new year as we welcome in 2013! The Center has mapped out many familiar and new projects, events, initiatives, resources, and services for you this year.
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The Center has launched and is fine-tuning a new website, Your Future in IT, for students who need information, guidance, resources, and academic planning tools to find out what courses they need to take and what career options they have when they either already know they want a career in IT, or they want to know more about an IT academic and career pathway.
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Register for Microsoft’s “Topline: Windows 8 App” workshop. It is free and is taking place Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM and goes through Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Microsoft’s Redmond campus.
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The Health IT Educational Resource Inventory is a free listing of post‐secondary education programs offered in Washington or online that prepares students for a career in health information technology or enhances the health information skill sets of those in other health‐related occupations.
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You can now download the Working Connections Institute reports detailing what was learned as a result of the training; new best practices; implementation plans for the fall 2012 classroom; and, any changes in technology that was covered in the training. (Including problem-based learning, Windows 8, Office 15, and Android Programming)
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The IT Futures Summit at Microsoft Keynote and Presenter Videos are now available. See the featured video, “Structured Signs and Infinite Games” with Donald Brinkman, Microsoft at the IT Futures Summit (May 18, 2012). Watch all the videos now…
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