Empowering students to become technology creators

Learning new tech skills, exploring career opportunities and demystifying the I.T. industry

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence offers a wide variety of high quality technology education and career readiness resources for K-12 educators, students, and parents. Through the IT Discovery Network students gain easy access to our partners and third party organizations that facilitate experiences where elementary through high school students can discover and develop valuable  computing and professional skills needed to thrive in a career of their choice.

Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Program

For young women in Minnesota high schools 

Aspirations in Computing programs and awards offer 9-12 grade young women enrolled in Minnesota high schools the opportunity to be honored for their computing-related achievements and interests.  We also offer year-round skill building experiences and special events to connect with tech savvy peers and opportunities to engage with female I.T. professionals.

IT Exploration Curriculum

This free computer science curriculum was produced for high school and middle school classrooms and introduces students to necessary IT skills and in-demand tech careers.  Just some of the areas covered include digital media, computing trends, networks, computing systems, game design, data, programming, and algorithms.

All training and support is covered and an easy to use platform allows simple access to online resources, activities and practice tools, and step-by-step guidance to make it even easier for teachers to incorporate the curriculum into their school environment.


Special Events For Female 8-12 Grade MN Students

Tech IT Out! Minnesota

IT Discovery Network

K-12 tech experience providers with a wide array of free and inexpensive choices to explore the IT world.


For more information about any of these programs:

Contact Russell Fraenkel, Director of IT Career Pathways and Partnerships


(651) 253.9438