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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

Chapter 50 – Nate’s Tale: From Technician to Technologist show art Chapter 50 – Nate’s Tale: From Technician to Technologist

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Revisit the “Technologist Triumph” of Nate Perkins, a graduate of IT-Ready Technical Support training from the CompTIA Tech Career Academy. Hear how Nate’s decision to pursue certified tech skills – such as CompTIA’s A+ certification – has provided professional growth opportunities for himself and sustainable financial stability for his family.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #13: Social Innovation in Action with Creating IT Futures Partners show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #13: Social Innovation in Action with Creating IT Futures Partners

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What is “Social Innovation?” And what role do “chickens” play in practicing this philanthropic discipline at Creating IT Futures? This series of three podcasts answers those questions about social innovation in action. Listen as our team members share stories about partner organizations – TEKsystems, Verizon Foundation and Workday Foundation – that make a measurable difference in tech businesses and local communities across the country.

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Chapter 49 –A Tale of Two Partners: How Verizon & Workday Support Creating IT Futures show art Chapter 49 –A Tale of Two Partners: How Verizon & Workday Support Creating IT Futures

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How are relationships between Creating IT Futures and philanthropic partners holistic and integrated? This chapter offers two prime examples: Verizon Foundation and Workday Foundation. Listen as Jeff Lareau, manager, strategic partnerships, and Alicia Park, national outreach manager for TechGirlz, share two stories of individuals and organizations that make a measurable difference in tech businesses and local communities across the country.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #12: Social Innovation in Action through TechGirlz: The TechShopz Pandemic Pivot show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #12: Social Innovation in Action through TechGirlz: The TechShopz Pandemic Pivot

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What is “Social Innovation?” And how is TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, practicing this philanthropic discipline to inspire middle-school girls to explore careers working with technology? Listen to this series of three podcasts that describes social innovation in action in the words of the innovators who converted TechShopz workshops to virtual delivery at high speed, then launched a new distance-learning option, TechPodz.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #11: Social Innovation in Action through the CompTIA Tech Career Academy show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #11: Social Innovation in Action through the CompTIA Tech Career Academy

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What is “Social Innovation?” And how is the CompTIA Tech Career Academy practicing this philanthropic discipline to generate measurable social impact? Listen to this series of five podcasts that describe social innovation in action in the words of the innovators who design it, the employers who benefit from it, and the technologists with thriving careers because of it.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #10: An Award-Winning Replay of Our “In the Field with Technologists” Series show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #10: An Award-Winning Replay of Our “In the Field with Technologists” Series

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How do you inspire the next generation of technologists? This replay of one of our award-winning Technologist Talk mini-series goes “into the field” to feature people who enable and encourage the next generation of technology talent – from teens in middle and high school, to adults in career transition – to envision themselves working in tech jobs.

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Technologist Talk Mini-Series #9: An Award-Winning Replay of Our “Who Is a Technologist?” Series show art Technologist Talk Mini-Series #9: An Award-Winning Replay of Our “Who Is a Technologist?” Series

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Who is a technologist? And why are technologists the best candidates for hundreds of thousands of jobs in today’s digital economy – especially in the post-pandemic future? This replay of one of our award-winning Technologist Talk mini-series answers those questions through conversations with Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton and CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

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Chapter 48 –Maddy’s Tale: All 5 Traits of a Technologist in One Tech Pro show art Chapter 48 –Maddy’s Tale: All 5 Traits of a Technologist in One Tech Pro

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Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton’s five core traits of a technologist broaden the understanding of working with technology beyond the restrictions of technical considerations. Still, finding a tech pro that exemplifies all five qualities of a technologist remains rare. Listen to this latest installment in our series of tales celebrating remarkable women in tech featuring Maddy Martin, head of growth & education for Smith.ai.

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Chapter 47 – Sidebar: How CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training Team Collaborates with Workforce Boards to Serve Your Community show art Chapter 47 – Sidebar: How CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training Team Collaborates with Workforce Boards to Serve Your Community

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In this Technologist Tales sidebar edition, leaders from workforce boards in Texas and Missouri tell their custom training tales. Hear how collaborative relationships with the Custom Training team at CompTIA Tech Career Academy help military veterans launch technology careers in civilian life, Missourians land digital apprenticeships and San Antonio’s disadvantaged youth upskill for tech jobs.

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Chapter 46 – Sidebar: How CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training Reskills Workers as Technologists show art Chapter 46 – Sidebar: How CompTIA Tech’s Custom Training Reskills Workers as Technologists

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In this Technologist Tales sidebar edition, Mark Plunkett and Jason Mangold from the Custom Training team at CompTIA Tech Career Academy discuss reskilling and upskilling our nation’s workforce for the tech jobs of the future. The key? Striking a balance between industry standards – i.e., CompTIA certifications – and custom curriculum – i.e., fostering business soft skills.

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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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