The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence recently completed its nine-month digital badging pilot, Project ELEVATE, resulting in over 170 badges being awarded to students from five institutions across the system.
Five new Modules are being built and will be available for faculty to use in the fall 2020 semester. The Modules will cover the skills of creative problem solving, critical thinking, empathy, intercultural fluency, and resilience.
In our third Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from two Minnesota State technology students. Rose Dillon, a computer science major at Metropolitan State University, and Molly Clabots, a software development student from Minneapolis College, talk about why they and their peers feel that learning teamwork, communications, and leadership skills in their college courses is essential in preparing them for the working world.
In the month of May, series host Katherine Myers spoke with fellow program alumna and 2020 Collegiate Aspirations in Computing State winner, Katelyn Jo France.
In our second Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from IT faculty members Vickie McLain (Lake Superior College) and Brian Huilman (Minneapolis College) about their use of the Career Readiness Modules. Vickie and Brian talk about their experience teaching communications, professional writing, and teamwork skills in their courses, and the impact the Modules are having on students