2022 IT Summit Recap


Information technology faculty, career services staff, and administrators from across Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges attended the 2022 virtual IT Summit on Friday, May 20th. We heard from IT industry experts from a number of sectors about the changing landscape of hiring and new opportunities for community and technical college students and graduates. A common theme was the importance of the right skills – more companies than ever are moving to skills-based hiring, the skillset needed for IT careers is multifaceted and ever-changing, and the ability to assess and communicate specific skills is critical for career development.

If you attended the IT Summit, please fill out the post-event survey by June 30.

Click here to view videos of the IT Summit, presentation materials, and resources/links.

The Center of Excellence would like to thank this year’s speakers for their time and insights:
Laurie Guariglia, Kaiser Permanente
Ann Beheler and Christina Titus, IT Skill Standards project
Lazaro Carrion, Cyborg Mobile
Amanda Hepper, Medcurity
Eileen Figone and Suzanne Tamayo, Puget Sound Energy
Hitendra Saraiya, T-Mobile
Melvin Smith, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Amanda Wolf, Symetra
Alka Manchanda, Computing For All