The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence is part of the Minnesota State college and university system,
and is hosted by Metropolitan State University.
Engaging employers, students and educators to build a more robust IT workforce in Minnesota
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Top cybersecurity students from Minnesota State colleges and universities are invited to this intense week-long program to develop advanced and innovative skills in cyber defense, vulnerability analysis and testing, security operations and forensics, and application security.
In our fifth ‘Where are They Now’ feature, we meet with Molly Andersen, a 2013 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards honorable mention recipient from Mendota Heights.
The 2018 Aspirations in Computing Awards ceremony, was held on April 17th. 35 Minnesota high school young women were recognized for their technology related interests and achievements.
Whether you ‘get IT’ or don’t, the Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence can help dispel the myths and misconceptions of what information technology (I.T.) is , where I.T. happens, why I.T. happens… and by what kinds of people. The truth of the matter is this – I.T. is Everywhere… and it can be for Everyone!
Information Technology (I.T.) has become the BIG engine that could. It powers education, business and community success. I.T. is all around us. From smartphones to social media sites, I.T. is the hardware, software, and people with passion for technology that excites and engages all of us in the digital world. Where there’s interactivity, you’ll find information technology.
The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing program brings together thought leaders from local businesses along with leaders from the technology sector, schools and community to help young women achieve their computing related educational and career goals.
Minnesota is facing a shortage of tech talent – in addition to the shortage, there is an alarming gap in gender equity. Women, especially women of color, are essentially “absent” from technology innovation across the United States, according to The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).