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Yearly Archives: 2013

Updates & News for Fall 2013

Find out about new 2013-2014 Center’s free services, opportunities, and catch you up on some IT Skills Gap Forum (March 2013) results in case you missed it before, as well as provide links to the videos and keynote PowerPoint presentation (Mr. Keith Loeber, Microsoft) from the Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureates for WA State Students Summit (June 2013).

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2013-2014: IT Program Re-Envision Visiting Tour (Free Service)

IT Program Re-Envision Visiting Tour (Free Service): Between October 2013 and May 2014, the Center director will travel to a maximum of five upper & lower Western and Eastern Washington community and technical colleges spend up to one-week with their IT Workforce Dean/VP, Program/Division Chair, and faculty to review IT program degrees and certificates.

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IT Skills Gap Forum: PowerPoint, Questionnaire Results, Session Summary Notes & More…

The IT Skills Gap Forum was held 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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Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for WA State Students Summit

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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Watch Two New “The Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story” Videos

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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Results from the IT Skills Panel Work Session Coming in June

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.

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Center News & Updates: Winter Quarter 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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