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Dec 31, 2019

How do you inspire teenagers to explore careers working with technology? One way is starting a tech-focused high school. Joan Matz, a technologist with a passion for education, talks about helping start Chi Tech, Chicago’s Tech Academy High School, a role that led to Creating IT Futuresand a position supporting


Dec 26, 2019

What does the championship journey of the U.S. women’s national soccer team teach us about the challenges facing today’s female technologists? How to see beyond the “unnecessary” divides they inevitably will confront on the road to successful tech careers, says Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chief Marketing Officer at...


Nov 25, 2019

All successful technologists begin their careers as technicians, right? Well, some do. But many do not. Our in-the-field correspondent Michelle Lange heads to Denver for a conference benefitting TechGirlz organized by the Women In Tech Summit (WITS), where she meets two technologists who forged their own paths to...


Nov 13, 2019

Our correspondent Michelle Lange goes into the field at the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) El Centro Campus to talk with graduates of Chicago’s inaugural IT-Ready Technical Support class – where IT workforce demand meets a new pipeline of technologist talent.

 

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Oct 31, 2019

How early should we teach kids about cybersafe practices? High school? Middle school? Kindergarten? How about three years old? Randi Parker, senior director at Creating IT Futures explains why kids should pick up cybersafe habits as soon as they pick up gadgets – and how partners and programs such as the Technology...