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Updates & News for January 2019

The updates and news for January 2019 is ready for our state’s IT faculty and workforce/program chairs and deans. You can review updates on the IT professional development scholarships, the 2019 IT Futures Summit registration is open, BAS degrees in robotics/AI and Data Science (IR4 quarterly update), and IT faculty salary work group progress.

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Robotics and AI Bachelors of Applied Science Coming to Bellevue College

After the fall 2018 launch of Bellevue College’s Associates in Robotics and AI (ROBAI) the college is working with the SBCTC to ready the college for the winter 2020 launch of a ROBAI Bachelor of Applied Science. The degree focuses on the software side of robotics/AI, including courses in machine learning, computer vision, neural networks, speech technology, and automated and embedded systems.

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WA State CTC IT Faculty Professional Development Training Scholarships for 2017-2018

The Center of Excellence for Information Technology has 2 IT Professional Development Training Scholarships left to fund for CTC IT Faculty across Washington State. Apply by March 15, 2018.

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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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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?

Find out what IT students should be learning in order to “grow” their capacity to innovate and think critically.

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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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What Constitutes the Ideal IT Student?

IT faculty can think about the ideal IT student attributes and consider how they might embed them as part of the IT student’s classroom experience.

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Bryan Stevenson Talks About the Challenges and Opportunities of Creating the Ideal IT Career Pathway

• Who is the ideal Information Technology (IT) student?
• What did they do to forge a successful career in IT?
• Can such a student’s experiences and education be distilled into relevant recommendations and considerations for future IT students?
Find out about Bryan Stevenson’s challenges and opportunities forging a successful IT career pathway.

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