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Feb
01

Strength in Numbers – Leads to Transformative Policies

Numerous studies, including Google’s two-year quest to build the perfect team, reveal that creating a diverse culture with a foundation of respect and trust leads to high performing teams. Developing policies that support these values is helping to transform work environments that benefit organizations, employees, and customers.

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Feb
01

New D2L Modules for Career Readiness … Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

In line with the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence mission, we are excited to introduce new career readiness curriculum for IT and CS faculty to use in their courses. We are also excited to introduce Chad Eckes, a new consultant at the COE, who has helped us develop the new D2L Modules, and will be assisting with their launch. Read this article to learn more about the new Modules, our pilots happening this spring, and the broader rollout being planned for Fall 2019.

By Chad Eckes | College Faculty . News
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Jan
17

Where Are They Now: Caroline Zeng

The Where are They Now? series provides an exclusive look into their lives, exposing their personal and professional interests, their favorite learning and enrichment experiences, and their education and career plans. This article features Caroline Zeng, a 2018 Minnesota State Winner and National Honorable Mention.

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Jan
08

Turn Knowledge Into Action

Suggestions on how to prepare for your future by taking the knowledge you already have and adding tangible items to prove you know how to use it.

By Janice Aanenson | College Students
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Jan
07

Strength in Numbers – Catalyst for Cultural Change

It’s one thing to talk about corporate diversity and inclusion, and yet another to actually implement it in an effective way. In this article, we get an inside view of how Director of Software Engineering, Julie Gallenberg, is helping to influence company culture and the well-being of her colleagues, and the staff she leads at Minneapolis-based information security company, Code42.

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Jan
07

An Invite to Join Us at the Table

Info on upcoming Spring 2019 events for college faculty that are interested in IT

By Janice Aanenson | College Faculty . Featured News . IT Professionals . News
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Dec
03

Going the Distance with IT Exploration Learning in Greater Minnesota

A pilot project funded and supported by Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and Lyft Career Pathways helped the IT Exploration partners to design and develop the distance offering that involves the study of computer hardware maintenance and repair, software development (including gaming), network administration, telecommunications, data analytics, and cyber security.

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Dec
03

The Minnesota Twins SPARCS a Field of Dreams

The Twins’ team hit a technology home run with the SPARCS visiting team this past October. Young women who are passionate about tech took part in an exclusive “behind the scenes” tech tour of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club as part of the Fall 2018 lineup of SPARCS Employer Engagement events.  Participants enjoyed an adventure-filled day learning how the Twins and Major League Baseball use technology to ensure fans at the ballpark and everywhere else in …

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