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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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Updates & News for Fall 2013

Find out about new 2013-2014 Center’s free services, opportunities, and catch you up on some IT Skills Gap Forum (March 2013) results in case you missed it before, as well as provide links to the videos and keynote PowerPoint presentation (Mr. Keith Loeber, Microsoft) from the Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureates for WA State Students Summit (June 2013).

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2013-2014: IT Program Re-Envision Visiting Tour (Free Service)

IT Program Re-Envision Visiting Tour (Free Service): Between October 2013 and May 2014, the Center director will travel to a maximum of five upper & lower Western and Eastern Washington community and technical colleges spend up to one-week with their IT Workforce Dean/VP, Program/Division Chair, and faculty to review IT program degrees and certificates.

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Careers in IT: The Real Story, April 18, 2012 (FREE)!

Technology touches every job, career, and industry in today’s society. Find out about, and discover how to get started in a variety of careers including: programming, quality assurance engineer, web design, video and film production, gaming, mobile and wireless.

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Information and Computing Technology Degree/Certificate Reviews: Spring 2012

If you want a free industry professional team to review of one of your college’s information/computing technology degrees/certificates, submit an application to the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology by Friday, April 6, 2012.

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We need an Android Apps Developer to Teach a 1.5-Day Training for Faculty

Seeking an Android Application Developer to train a group of IT college faculty.

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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 Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story” Video Competition

Enter “The Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story” Video Competition. It is open to all Washington State students currently enrolled in a two-year college information or computing technology program. The top prize is $1,000. Submit your video by March 31, 2011.

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STEM to Stern: An Education to Industry Research, Action, and Change Project to Develop Long-term Employer-Education Partnerships

Stem to Stern Project Resources: An examination of the hiring process for entry-level information technology (IT) jobs and the role of community college IT programs.

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Microsoft Programs that Help Faculty and Students

Students to Business, Imagine Cup & Dream Sparks The Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology recently had an in-depth orientation on three Microsoft programs that are available to faculty and students at no-cost.  The Students to Business (S2B), Imagine Cup, and Dream Spark programs are exciting and designed to engage, stimulate innovation and […]

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