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Aug 16, 2019

To lay the best foundation for a career working with technology, should your teen enter a technical training program after high school? Or go straight to 4 years of college? Shouldn’t be an either/or proposition, says Eric Larson of Creating IT Futures, who works with NextUp partners such as TechGirlz and the


Aug 10, 2019

Millions of teens head back to school this month. And if you’re the parent or mentor of an aspiring technologist, how can you tell whether your school has a good tech program? Eric Larson, who directs the NextUp program for Creating IT Futures, says there are “6 Signs.” In this episode, Eric shares the first three...


Jul 25, 2019

What cybersecurity skills are most in-demand in today’s IT job market? Building firewalls? Spotting malware? Penetration testing? None of above, says our guest expert CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux, who believes soft business skills – such as researching, writing, teaching, learning and collaborating – are what set...


Jun 21, 2019

Which industry provides the best model for filling our nation’s tech skills gap? In his recent talk at the U.S. News & World ReportWorkforce of Tomorrow” event, award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says look to pro basketball. Charles believes the NBA and WNBA have three lessons to teach...


Jun 21, 2019

Great technologists hold themselves to standards that don’t tolerate racism, sexism, ageism or any approach that demeans others inside or outside their organizations. How? Award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says technologists foster and support business cultures of diversity and inclusion...