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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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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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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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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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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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Learn What a Quality Assurance Engineer Does…

What does a quality assurance engineer do? And, how did Eden Lasater decide to earn her degree in Computer Science? The answer may surprise you…

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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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“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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Review of IT/CS CTC Degree by Industry Professionals: May 13-14, 2011

The Center of Excellence has eight remaining openings for a spring quarter 2011 ICT degree/certificate review process. Apply now…

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