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In-Demand Tech Skills Snapshot

Labor market analytics company Emsi joined the 2021 IT Summit and gave an overview of the most in-demand tech jobs and skills across Washington. What skills are employers looking for? Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Data Analysis, SQL and more – view the data or contact us for more details.

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Community Colleges Create a Pipeline of Quality Job Candidates for Employers

Roles and Perceptions of Community Colleges    Most people think of a community college as an economical alternative to more expensive four-year universities. It is where a student can complete two years of undergraduate class requirements and attain an associate degree without accruing massive loan debt. Because of significantly lower tuition costs, community colleges are also widely praised for providing lower-income students greater access to higher education. But […]

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Q&A with Center director Brianna Rockenstire

Q & A with Brianna Rockenstire, Director, Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology  Brianna Rockenstire’s goal is to harness the IT talent being developed in Washington state’s 34 community and technical colleges to create a workforce solution that helps solve the nagging technology skills gap facing employers across many industries. A big job indeed.   Her background and experiences make her well-suited to the challenge. She has […]

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Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For

The Center of Excellence is happy to announce the keynote presentation for this year’s IT Summit: Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For – a conversation with Verizon Media The IT Summit kicks off on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00am. Faculty can register for the IT Summit here.