Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One

Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One

As utilization of the three Career Readiness Modules continues to expand throughout Minnesota State, the IT Center of Excellence (ITCoE) has been busy making improvements to the Modules and laying the groundwork to introduce digital badges tied to the Modules.  To keep faculty abreast of what’s happening with the Modules and badging, ITCoE is launching a short series of podcasts to help communicate important updates and viewpoints. 

In this first episode, leadership from ITCoE discuss the importance of teaching career readiness skills to IT and computer science students, employer viewpoints on career readiness skills, the value of the Career Readiness D2L Modules to faculty and students, and an explanation on how faculty can utilize the Modules and digital badges in their courses. 

ITCoE leaders speaking on this podcast include:

  • Wilson Garland, Executive Director
  • Janice Aanenson, Director of Academic Initiatives
  • Chad Eckes, Manager, Career Readiness Curriculum

Click the following link to begin streaming the podcast on your desktop or mobile device: Career Readiness Podcast – Episode One.

To learn more about the Modules and request a copy of the Modules, visit, be on the lookout for future podcast postings, which will include conversations with Minnesota State faculty and students who are leading pilot programs with the Modules and badges.