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IT Bachelor of Applied Science Graduate: New Tableau Software Hire

Green River College IT BAS graduate Bogdan Pshonyak is a wonderful example of how IT BAS Washington State Community and Technical College graduates are highly employable in our state’s IT industry.

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IT Futures Summit 2017: Highlights & This Year’s IT Jeopardy Champs

IT faculty from across the state attended for a 1.5 day experience that featured another IT industry professional panel discussing and exploring disruptive technology (focusing on robotics/AI). Small group discussions looked at college’s IT programs, challenges, strengths, and new program and degree developments.

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Creating IT Futures: 2017 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2017 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 18/19, 2017 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Robotics & AI Program Development, Disruptive Technologies, IT Jeopardy, and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an industry panel, marketing updates, a robotic demonstration, and more…

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2016 IT Jeopardy Champions: The IT Futures Summit

The IT Futures Summit of 2016 held its first annual IT Jeopardy Championship game. The three teams were competing for a chance for their photo/names/college/IT or CS program to be featured on the Center’s website. The winning team won quite handily…

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New Podcasts Series: WaInfoTechTalks Focusing on Disruptive Technologies

If you haven’t heard the Center of Excellence’s brand new podcast series you should. IT industry professionals and Maureen Majury, Center director, talk disruptive technologies impacting workforce and the future impact of these technologies including robotics, security, hacking, data and predictive analytics, the entertainment technology and more… They inform, forecast, and entertain. Go to WAInfotTechTalks.org and start listening.

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Find Out About the CoE for ICT from Advisory Board Member, Valerie Goulds, Microsoft

Find out how the IT industry advisory board members and industry professionals as a whole help guide the direction of the Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology from Senior Support Escalation Engineer, Valerie Goulds.

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For an IT graduate (whether a 2- or 4-year degree) about to enter the workforce, we asked our IT Professionals what are the top five IT courses and subsequent IT concepts/competencies they should have mastered? For example, networking, programming, database design/development, etc.

For an IT graduate (whether a 2- or 4-year degree) about to enter the workforce, IT Professionals list the top IT courses, subsequent IT concepts/competencies, and employability skills they should have mastered by the time they are ready to look for a job.

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WEC Presentation February 2014

The Center of Excellence is presenting the following PPT and update on the state of the CoE for 2013-2014.  

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CoE for Allied Health Director Position Opening

The Center of Excellence for Allied Health, hosted at Yakima Valley Community College, has the director position open.

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STEM Summit: Emerging & Innovative Trends for Tomorrow’s Classroom

Video from the STEM Summit will be posted April 2011. You can watch Dr. Arthur Benjamin’s keynote presentation, educators and industry professionals presentations and panel sessions. STEM best practices and curricular modules will be posted to the website by the end of March 2011.

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