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Nov
11

Leaders Unite to Expand Internships for Young Women in High School

The reality of allowing talented young women with innovative skills and technology-related accomplishments slip through the fingertips of Minnesota employers will soon come to an end.   And… that’s great news for young women from Minnesota’s high schools, as well as employers who are challenged to fill technical roles with diverse talent. These sweet outcomes go a long way to help fulfill the state’s goal to scale economic growth by fostering Minnesota’s buddi…

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Nov
07

Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers

Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers to Help Teach Coding and Encourage Gender and Ethnic Diversity in Computer Science

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Nov
01

Highlights from the Premiere of ‘MNAiC Alumnae Stories’ with Host Katherine Myers and Featured Guest Fiona Chow

Introducing Alumnae Stories on Instagram LIVE — This syndicated social media series gives program participants and other young women in high school the opportunity to connect with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech.

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Oct
25

Show Up With Purpose – Engage in Your Learning

How to “show up” during your time in college to help you get a job more easily later on.

By Janice Aanenson | General
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Oct
23

MN West Teaches IT Exploration as Contracted PSEO

Minnesota West Community and Technical College  is Helping High School Students Decide the Path to their DREAM Technology Job through the use of IT Explorations – a free IT curriculum offered by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence.

The Information Technology Exploration class gives students the opportunity to explore careers in fields including: 

computer hardware maintenance 
computer repair
software development
gaming
network administration
t…

By Kristin Zakariasen | General
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Oct
23

Why Cyber Security Awareness is Actually the Scariest Part of October.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence wants to emphasize to our amazing Minnesota State faculty how important it is to help students be aware of cybersecurity and the impact it will have on almost all future career fields.
Learn more about why cyber threats are so scary to our every day lives and also about how we can fight back.

By Kristin Zakariasen | College Faculty . Employers . Featured News . IT Professionals . News
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Oct
01

ITCoE Wins Grant to Begin Awarding Badges for Career Readiness Skills

Education Design Lab has selected the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence to be one of five U.S. institutions responsible for improving their 21st Century Skills Badges, resulting in a $25,000 grant that will be shared between three Minnesota State campuses.

By Chad Eckes | College Faculty . Employers
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Sep
18

IT Exploration Rocks…More than Ever!

Learn more about the FREE IT curriculum, teacher training, and support offered by IT Explorations.

By Russ Fraenkel | K-12 Educators
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