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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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In honor of Women’s History Month, this Technologist Talk mini-series features five episodes about women working to close the gender gap in the tech workforce by blazing trails, rejecting bias and inspiring peers. Listen as , , , and Joan Matz share technologist tales about discovering their own tech careers and, now, helping others do the same. Original Technologist Talk Radio theme music by

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This Technologist Talk mini-series features five episodes captured at an IT-Ready Technical Support Employer’s Breakfast in Minneapolis. Fostering this sort of dialog and collaboration around diversity and inclusion in the tech workforce is one reason the Creating IT Futures team in the Twin Cities won a 2019 Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA).

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How do you make failure feel fun? How about treating failure like the cure for boredom? Producer Celine Dirkes learns this technique from Chelsea Woods-Turner, a librarian at the New Brunswick (NJ) Free Public Library. Our third conversation with Chelsea convincing us community librarians may be walking definitions of Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton’s “5 Traits of a Technologist.”

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What is a “Tech Petting Zoo?” And how does one help technologists close what’s often called the “Digital Divide?” Producer Celine Dirkes hears the answer from Chelsea Woods-Turner, a librarian at the New Brunswick (NJ) Free Public Library. Our second conversation with Chelsea suggesting community librarians may be walking definitions of Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton’s “5 Traits of a Technologist.”

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Where would you go to find a bunch of aspiring technologists working in one place? How about your community library? Producer Celine Dirkes visits with Chelsea Woods-Turner, a librarian at the New Brunswick (NJ) Free Public Library and discovers that community librarians may be walking definitions of Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton’s “5 Traits of a Technologist.”

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This Technologist Talk mini-series features three conversations with Ulysses Smith, Founder & CEO of Archetype D&I consulting, a featured speaker at CompTIA’s Communities & Councils Forum (CCF) and an advisor to CompTIA’s Advancing Diversity in Technology Community (ADIT).

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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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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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