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Jan
20

IT Exploration… is 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.

By Russ Fraenkel | General
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Jan
20

Reasons 4 the Season: Why You Should Partner to ‘Disrupt Tech’ in 2018

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.

By Russ Fraenkel | General
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Jan
20

Generating SPARCS

SPARCS is about Sustaining Passion, Ambition and Resolve for Career Success.  The year-round program for young women aims to build excitement and inspire students to embrace technology education at the high school level, through relevant and engaging information technology (I.T.) learning experiences.  Ultimately, SPARCS experiences are designed to inspire and empower Minnesota’s young women to become technology literate, confident and competent.    

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Jan
20

Cultivating a Gender Inclusive I.T. Workforce

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). 

By Amy Lane | General
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Jan
20

How Employers Should Prepare for Generation Z

Employers have been working with Millennial students for quite a few years, however, are you ready for Generation Z? Generation Z is the new generation of students coming out of college in the next 4-5 years and beginning to enter the workforce. They were born between 1995-2012, so many of the Generation Zs are 21 years old already. We want to help employers who feel challenged with figuring out how to prepare for the newest generation of employees entering the workforce. This article shares…

By Amy Lane | Employers . IT Professionals
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Jan
19

Demystifying the Field of Information Technology

During Fall Semester 2017, over 400 students from 16 different metro area high schools discovered what a day in the life of an I.T. professional is like at a major food company and a data management company

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Jan
16

How to Integrate SAS University Edition into Classroom Training

On August 9, 2017 twenty-five (25) faculty members from across the Minnesota State System came together to be trained on SAS University Edition. This was a free training event sponsored by MN State IT COE and organized by current Minnesota State faculty members Rajeev Bukralia, Mankato State University, and Firasat Khan, Metropolitan State University as part of the New Directions in IT Faculty Conference Approved Projects.

By Janice Aaneson | General
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Jan
16

New Direction of Hands-On Student Learning 2018

At Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence we thrive in knowing that we create and present student experiential learning opportunities that assist faculty in moving their students forward in their knowledge, skills and abilities!

By Janice Aaneson | General
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