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Chapter 18A -- Do Digital Natives Have a Digital Edge in Today’s Multigenerational Workforce?

Technologist Tales

Release Date: 04/25/2019

Technologist Talk Mini-Series #8: Why Career Changers Should Consider IT Help Desk Jobs during the Pandemic show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #8: Why Career Changers Should Consider IT Help Desk Jobs during the Pandemic

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This Technologist Talk mini-series encourages career changers to consider training to become IT support specialists now despite today’s economic turbulence. Why? Because U.S. employers continue to seek and hire qualified tech talent to bolster businesses and support our nation’s workforce. Listen as leaders from CompTIA Tech Career Academy explain how their IT-Ready Technical Support program enables career changers to launch new technology careers.

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Chapter 43 – Kelly’s Tale: “Think Differently, Think Bigger” show art Chapter 43 – Kelly’s Tale: “Think Differently, Think Bigger”

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How does a technologist become Social Media Professional of the Year and Nonprofit Communicator of the Year? By thinking differently and thinking bigger about technology’s role in business challenges like the pandemic. A conversation with Kelly Stone, lead social marketing strategist for CompTIA, kicks off our November series celebrating the upcoming 10th Anniversary of WITS, the Women in Tech Summit.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #7: Why IT Support Specialist Training is a Form of Economic Stimulus show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #7: Why IT Support Specialist Training is a Form of Economic Stimulus

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This Technologist Talk mini-series explains how custom IT help desk training is transforming our nation’s workforce by showcasing the work of CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training team with a key client. Together, they’re helping adults in career transitions and young people from disadvantaged populations find opportunities in the tech workforce – often, with life-altering results.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #6: What is a Workforce Board? And How Does One Work with CompTIA? show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #6: What is a Workforce Board? And How Does One Work with CompTIA?

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This Technologist Tales mini-series showcases the work of CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training team, which collaborates with workforce boards, municipalities and other community-service organizations. Together, they’re helping military veterans, adults in career transitions, and young people from disadvantaged populations find opportunities in the tech workforce – often, with life-altering results.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #5: Busting 7 Myths that Discourage Teens from Considering Tech Careers show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #5: Busting 7 Myths that Discourage Teens from Considering Tech Careers

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Whether online or in classrooms, millions of young people across the country are returning to school to prepare for future careers. With the pandemic’s impact on our nation’s economy, we believe students should pursue jobs working with technology now more than ever. Listen to a series of conversations with award-winning author and Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton, as he deflates seven fallacies that discourage teens from considering tech careers. Original Technologist Tales theme music by C. Ezra L

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Chapter 42 – A Texas Training Tale: Why Young Technologists Will Remember the Alamo show art Chapter 42 – A Texas Training Tale: Why Young Technologists Will Remember the Alamo

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You’ve heard the rallying cry from Texas history, “Remember the Alamo,” right? Well, a lot of young job seekers in the San Antonio region surely will remember this slogan, too, because of a custom IT training program supported by CompTIA called Workforce Solutions Alamo. Listen as executives from CompTIA’s partner, C2 Global, tell the tale.

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Chapter 41 – Priyanka’s Tale: From Cafeteria Work to Hiring Tech Workers show art Chapter 41 – Priyanka’s Tale: From Cafeteria Work to Hiring Tech Workers

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Which is the one most critical success factor for landing – and keeping – a tech job? Technical training from CompTIA Tech? CompTIA certifications? Or, experience in customer service? The answer to this trick question may surprise you. Listen as Priyanka Neupane, a senior IT supervisor for international medical technology maker Medtronic, tells the tale of how she discovered the right answer for her tech career.

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Sidebar – A “Pandemic Pivot” Tale: How Distance Learning Drew TechGirlz Closer to Students show art Sidebar – A “Pandemic Pivot” Tale: How Distance Learning Drew TechGirlz Closer to Students

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This special edition retells the tale of the “Pandemic Pivot” to virtual delivery of TechShopz, the TechGirlz workshop series that brings middle-school girls face-to-face with tech mentors. Listen as Amy Cliett explains how an unexpected operational challenge evolved into an unanticipated deepening of program’s value to students and volunteers across the country.

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Chapter 40 – A “Show Me” Tale: How Missouri’s Workforce Board Helps People Gain Digital Skills for Tech Jobs & More show art Chapter 40 – A “Show Me” Tale: How Missouri’s Workforce Board Helps People Gain Digital Skills for Tech Jobs & More

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How does a workforce board help hundreds of thousands of people find jobs in the wake of a pandemic? One way is providing on-demand virtual IT training, with support from CompTIA Custom Training. Listen as Dr. Mardy Leathers, director of Missouri’s Office of Workforce Development, holds an audio “show & tell” session, explaining how his team helps workers develop digital skills that will last a lifetime.

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Chapter 39 – Val’s Tale: Why Women in Tech Should Blaze Their Own Trails to Successful IT Careers show art Chapter 39 – Val’s Tale: Why Women in Tech Should Blaze Their Own Trails to Successful IT Careers

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In this latest chapter of our profile series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Val Haskell, Chair of CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community, tells her tale of following a well-worn path to tech success. Well, not exactly the route some expect, but one that best predicts successful careers working with technology. One traveled by workers who enjoy solving problems and helping others.

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Does being raised a Digital Native -- immersed in an atmosphere of tech gadgetry -- give today’s teens advantages over other aspiring technologists in our multigenerational workforce? Tim Herbert, CompTIA’s head of research, shares insights from his team’s report on managing a multigenerational workforce.

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