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6 Signs Your School Has a Quality Tech Program – Part 2

Technologist Talk Radio

Release Date: 08/16/2019

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How do you inspire teenagers to explore careers working with technology? One way is starting a tech-focused high school. Joan Matz, a technologist with a passion for education, talks about helping start Chi Tech, Chicago’s Tech Academy High School, a role that led to Creating IT Futures and a position supporting NextUp initiatives, such as TechGirlz and the Technology Student Association (TSA).

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What does the championship journey of the U.S. women’s national soccer team teach us about the challenges facing today’s female technologists? How to see beyond the “unnecessary” divides they inevitably will confront on the road to successful tech careers, says Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chief Marketing Officer at Chariot Solutions and founder of the Women In Tech Summit (WITS) and Creating IT Futures’ TechGirlz program.

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All successful technologists begin their careers as technicians, right? Well, some do. But many do not. Our in-the-field correspondent Michelle Lange heads to Denver for a conference benefitting TechGirlz organized by the Women In Tech Summit (WITS), where she meets two technologists who forged their own paths to business success working in cybersecurity.

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Our correspondent Michelle Lange goes into the field at the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro Campus to talk with graduates of Chicago’s inaugural IT-Ready Technical Support class – where IT workforce demand meets a new pipeline of technologist talent.

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How early should we teach kids about cybersafe practices? High school? Middle school? Kindergarten? How about three years old? Randi Parker, senior director at Creating IT Futures explains why kids should pick up cybersafe habits as soon as they pick up gadgets – and how partners and programs such as the Technology Student Association (TSA) and TechGirlz pick up this cause as young people progress through schooling.

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How do you rise from tinkering in a wood shop to leading the Board of Directors for the world’s most influential IT association? Amy Kardel, CompTIA’s new Vice President, Strategic Workforce Relationships, walks us through her technologist’s journey – from playing with gadgets beside her dad to side hustles in college to bootstrapping an IT services firm.

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Many technologists are tinkerers, working hands-on with technology to solve problems for individuals and businesses. Sarah Johnson, first-ever winner of the CompTIA / ChannelPro Cecelia Galvin Scholarship Award, tinkers with digital marketing, teaching STEM classes and developing autonomous drones. Plus, she runs TechGirlz workshops. In this episode, hear what motivates this fanatical learner.

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To lay the best foundation for a career working with technology, should your teen enter a technical training program after high school? Or go straight to 4 years of college? Shouldn’t be an either/or proposition, says Eric Larson of Creating IT Futures, who works with NextUp partners such as TechGirlz and the Technology Student Association (TSA). In this episode, he shares three more signs of a quality school tech program with host Bob Dirkes.

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Millions of teens head back to school this month. And if you’re the parent or mentor of an aspiring technologist, how can you tell whether your school has a good tech program? Eric Larson, who directs the NextUp program for Creating IT Futures, says there are “6 Signs.” In this episode, Eric shares the first three with host Bob Dirkes.

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Which industry provides the best model for filling our nation’s tech skills gap? In his recent talk at the U.S. News & World Report “Workforce of Tomorrow” event, award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says look to pro basketball. Charles believes the NBA and WNBA have three lessons to teach other big businesses about defining, refining and inspiring talent in complex, competitive careers like IT.

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To lay the best foundation for a career working with technology, should your teen enter a technical training program after high school? Or go straight to 4 years of college? Shouldn’t be an either/or proposition, says Eric Larson of Creating IT Futures, who works with NextUp partners such as TechGirlz and the Technology Student Association (TSA). In this episode, he shares three more signs of a quality school tech program with host Bob Dirkes.

 

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