Keeping not only current with IT industry trends and emerging technologies in order to anticipate changes in IT workforce demand is an essential core service the Center of Excellence provides to Washington State’s community and technical system.
The Center performs research (both qualitative and quantitative) based on traditional research, as well as resourcing the actual work of IT professionals, that produces a variety of products:
- Curriculum reviews (including consulting) of IT programs, degrees (both associates and bachelors), certificates
- Grant projects and proposals
- Presentations, including webinars and live tapings
- Reports and white papers
If your college is looking for a specific service related to research, please contact the Center of Excellence.
More information about our Research
- IT Skills Gap Forum: PowerPoint, Questionnaire Results, Session Summary Notes & More…
- Building an IT Career-Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond
- Building an IT Career Ready Washington: 2015 and Beyond: Introduction
- Section 2. 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)?
- Section 3: Often, IT employers bemoan the lack of innovation and critical thinking in an IT graduate. Why do you think that is? What can a student do to “grow” their own capacity to innovate think critically?
- Section 4: 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?
- Section 5. What Constitutes the Ideal IT Student?
- Section 6: Bryan Stevenson Talks About the Challenges and Opportunities of Creating the Ideal IT Career Pathway
- Section 1. 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.
- 2019 Washington State IT Faculty Salaries: Challenges and Possible Solutions
- Robotics and Automation: A Retrospective and the Reality of Bot Nation
- State of the Gaming Industry in the King County Region
- STEM to Stern: An Education to Industry Research, Action, and Change Project to Develop Long-term Employer-Education Partnerships
- Emerging Trends in Information and Computing Technology Report
- Disruptive Technology: Presentation