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Creating IT Futures: 2018 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2018 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 17/18, 2018 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. The event’s days will include: IT Panel, IT Jeopardy, and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an IT panel, marketing updates, IT Faculty Professional Development Scholarship Presentations, and more…

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IT Futures Summit 2017: Highlights & This Year’s IT Jeopardy Champs

IT faculty from across the state attended for a 1.5 day experience that featured another IT industry professional panel discussing and exploring disruptive technology (focusing on robotics/AI). Small group discussions looked at college’s IT programs, challenges, strengths, and new program and degree developments.

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Creating IT Futures: 2017 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2017 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 18/19, 2017 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Robotics & AI Program Development, Disruptive Technologies, IT Jeopardy, and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an industry panel, marketing updates, a robotic demonstration, and more…

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Creating IT Futures: 2016 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2016 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 19/20, 2016 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Dr. Li, IBM, will present on System T, Disruptive Technologies and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an industry panel, marketing updates, a robotic demonstration, and more…

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News & Updates: Fall 2014

Center News & Updates: Fall 2014 – Find out about the statewide IT program marketing plan, progress on IT common courses, what technical knowledge and employability skills make the ideal IT graduate, standardization of IT BAS degree titles, and more…

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Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for WA State Students Summit

WA State Workforce Education Administrators are invited to send their college’s IT team to “Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for Washington State Students” (Friday, June 7, 2013 at Microsoft). The day will focus on creating a cohesive process for coordinating efforts, sharing best practices, and unifying in order to address the shortage of work-ready IT four-year graduates.

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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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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 November 4, 2011.

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IT Futures Summit @Microsoft – Register Now!

The IT Futures Summit: The latest creations, iterations, and innovations Microsoft has waiting for you! Register now.

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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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