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Critical Tech Skills for 2021 and Beyond

The IT Skill Standards project worked with more than 150 companies to determine the most important skills for entry-level workers in high-demand, technical jobs. View the reports below for each job cluster to see what employers are looking for (the higher the “AVG” number on the chart, the more important the skill, according to industry). […]

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Navigating a Post-Pandemic IT Hiring Boom

Navigating a Post-Pandemic IT Hiring Boom: How to Get Hired and Sustain a Career in Tech Job markets in general are experiencing significant turbulence, but for many reasons, the ride for IT job seekers may be less bumpy. This is due to the tech sector’s resiliency compared to other industries. According to CBRE Labor Analytics, […]

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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.

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IT Summit Agenda

The Center of Excellence is looking forward to welcoming faculty to this year’s IT Summit on May 20 and 21. Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10am-12pm Welcome & Announcements Keynote Presentation: “Product Inclusion: Why We Should Build With, Not For” Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Verizon Media Cindy Joung, Head […]

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Opportunities for Women in Tech

Despite the ongoing conversation about the need for more diversity in tech, women continue to be underrepresented in the field and often face an uphill battle for their skills and talents to be recognized.  Many women pursuing careers in technology face barriers at every stage of their career development, from earning a degree to landing […]