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Robotics and Automation: A Retrospective and the Reality of Bot Nation

This Robotics/AI report has been researched and defined to enable IT program faculty across the state to consider the changes robotics and automation will bring to the workforce, as well as consider what kinds of program or curricular changes they might make to their current IT programs.

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Technology/Workforce Trends Webinars

In building off the 2013 information technology (IT) skill’s gap forum, the Center’s director, Maureen Majury, presented research compiled from the forum, as well as new research on technology trends, workforce demand, and the importance of soft (or, employability skills), for Microsoft IT Academy and Insight’s 2013 program. You can view the webinars by reading this post.

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Watch Two New “The Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story” Videos

The Center has added two new IT professionals telling their story about their academic and career pathways in the ever-changing, exciting, and innovative world of information technology. We catch up with Andrew Craswell, now a software engineer, and Johanna Aqui, a developer lead. So, take a few minutes to listen and learn!

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Center News & Updates: Fall 2012

Greetings from the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (coeforict.org). We want to welcome you and your students at all your respective education institutions to the 2012-2013 school year. The Center has mapped out many familiar and new projects, events, initiatives, resources, and services for you this year.

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Careers in IT: The Real Story “Behind the Scenes” (April 18, 2012)

Watch behind the scenes of Careers in IT: The Real Story. Here from the students, the presenters, the director and get a look at what it takes each year to make this event happen. Click on the image to the left and take a few minutes to consider the fun, excitement, and hear why an educational and career pathway in IT is where you want to be.

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Don’t Wait…Register for the STEM Summit Now

The two-day Summit (Thursday and Friday/February 9th and 10th) will introduce you to K-20 best practices in education focusing on innovative teaching and learning in STEM. As attendees, you will be examining curriculum for incorporation of best practices in STEM teaching and learning. For our K-12 educators, clock hours will be offered.

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Free Book Word 2010 from Paradigm

Note:  All Paradigm books have been given away. I found one book at the bottom of the box in which Paradigm Publishing so kindly sent a number of Office 2010 textbooks and preview copies.  So, the first educator who emails me at maureen.majury@bellevuecollege.edu and asks for it will receive it in the mail shortly.  Just […]

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Centers of Excellence High Impact Report for 2011

Read the new Washington State’s Centers of Excellence Impact Report: Ensuring a Better Workforce for Tomorrow, “Collaborating to pave the pathways for Washington’s future!”. Estimated state system savings total $15 million dollars.

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The 10 fastest-growing jobs from CNN Money

“If you’re looking for a job that’s here to stay, here’s a counterintuitive piece of advice: Look into tech. It’s one of several sectors on our list that is slated to see the sharpest job growth between now and 2014.” Owen Thomas and Rob Kelley, Business 2.0 and CNNMoney.com

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A New Video from the “The Life of an IT Professional: A 5 Minute Story”

Find out what Dima Protchenko, an Application Developer Lead, at Bellevue College does in the next installment of “The Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story”.

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