IT Professionals

Oct
13

Preparing for a Career in Technology

Its officially Fall! Leaves are beginning to change from green to an array of auburn, copper and orange; the excitement of Halloween and Zombie Pub Crawl is just around the corner, midterms and finals are unfortunately looming  and if you haven’t already secured your flight home for Thanksgiving… well… that’ll be an awkward conversation for you and your parents.

For the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, Fall also marks the start of industry even…

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Mar
26

Career Spotlight: Will 2018 be the Revolutionary Year for Internet of Things?

Many organizations in Minnesota and across the nation are incorporating Internet of Things  (IoT) technologies into their products, processes and business models. Gartner IoT predicts that there will be nearly 20 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020 and that IoT product and service suppliers will amount to a business of $300 billion in revenue with retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain and transportation leading the way.

In this month’s  IT Connect Career Spo…

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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

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
16

February 10th 2018 – Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

This annual competition, planned for February 10, 2018, allows institutions of higher education to assess their students’ depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting business IT networks. The top three Minnesota teams will be recognized at the 2018 Student 360 conference. The first place team will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Midwest Regional CCDC and progress to the National CCDC.

By Janice Aaneson | Cybersecurity . General
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Jan
16

2017 Trends in MN Information Technology Employment and Careers

Did you know that in 2017 the information technology industry employed approximately 98 thousand individuals in the state of Minnesota across a wide range of organizations, from technology to finance, healthcare, and education? Information technology is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation and Minnesota is one of the top states with a high demand and need for IT talent. Projections estimate over 100,000 IT professionals will be employed in MN by 2024!

By Amy Lane | General
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Jan
16

IT Career Spotlight: Web Development Careers

What does a Web Developer do?  
Web Developers perform an array of tasks each day,  so if you’re allergic to monotony,  thrive on creativity, understand languages like C++ and find technical problem solving as easy as pi, web development is the calling for you!

By Amy Lane | General
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