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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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Creating IT Futures: 2016 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2016 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 19/20, 2016 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Dr. Li, IBM, will present on System T, Disruptive Technologies 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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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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News & Updates: Fall 2014

Center News & Updates: Fall 2014 – Find out about the statewide IT program marketing plan, progress on IT common courses, what technical knowledge and employability skills make the ideal IT graduate, standardization of IT BAS degree titles, and more…

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Building an IT Career Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond: Introduction

In considering what transforms someone who has even a mild curiosity about pursuing an academic and career pathway in IT, one of the primary questions is, what are the critical components that can produce an ideal IT
• student,
• graduate,
• job candidate, and finally,
• worker?

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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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What new technology competencies should the IT graduate be anticipating and searching out to master either in college, a training program, opportunities provided online, or by self-mastery (reading a book, or IT content-specific website)?

What new technology competencies should IT graduates anticipate, seek out, and master for a successful IT career pathway?

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When you are training and/or mentoring a new IT employee, what are the main things you spend the most time on with them to improve their performance?

Find out what employability skills faculty could be incorporating in the classroom to improve on-the-job performances for college IT graduates.

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Building an IT Career-Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond

Building an IT-Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond outlines in-demand technical skills and knowledge, including employability skills, IT students should become familiar with as they are required by prospective employees.

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Creating IT Futures: 2014 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2014 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 15/16, 2014 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: IT Common Courses, IT BAS programs/degree titles, IT Certificates for degree holders, worker retraining students, and collaboration in developing IT BAS degrees.

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