Despite the ongoing conversation about the need for more diversity in tech, women continue to be underrepresented in the field and often face an uphill battle for their skills and talents to be recognized. Many women pursuing careers in technology face barriers at every stage of their career development, from earning a degree to landing […]
Tech employers are looking for candidates with the right mix of technical skills, soft skills like collaboration and adaptability, and a portfolio that highlights their work. A critical first step in starting a career in information technology is passing the technical interview. Read the roundup below for tips: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/technical-interview https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/technical-interview-preparation https://learntocodewith.me/posts/technical-interview/ https://dev.to/seattledataguy/the-dos-and-don-ts-for-passing-your-technical-interview-55ap https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-prep-for-your-technical-interview-advice-from-a-hiring-manager
As educators prepare students with the technical chops needed to succeed in today’s increasingly digital workplace, employers are also emphasizing the need for soft skills like teamwork, communication, and creativity. Washington’s community and technical college information technology programs prepare students for careers with a mix of technical skills, practical hands-on learning, and professional skills. How […]
Companies in every sector are increasingly valuing soft skills in the workplace. These skills – communication, collaboration, motivation, and creativity, among others – have become critical as companies look to improve productivity and profits. In the rapidly-changing technology sector, people with these skills can adapt, learn, and grow – traits that are highly valued by […]
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are ongoing and frequently changing, and both industries and workers remain unsure about what the future holds. The technology industry has its own set of unique challenges during this period. With the increased reliance on technology and tools to facilitate virtual work, learning, and socializing, there’s been increased demand […]
The Center of Excellence invites all SBCTC Information Technology faculty to attend the 2021 IT Summit. This year’s faculty conference will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday and Friday, May 20th and 21st, 2021. Full- and part-time faculty from all technology-related programs are encouraged to attend. The IT Summit is an opportunity to connect with other IT faculty, […]
The Center of Excellence wants to hear from you! We’re hosting a series of Open Forums for information technology faculty to discuss how the COE can best support IT and related technology programs across the state’s community and technical college system. Information technology faculty (any technology discipline, any degree type) are invited to join us […]
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.