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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...


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 8, 2019

What’s the most important set of skills for a successful career working with technology? Cloud computing? Cybersecurity? Artificial Intelligence? None of the above. Teamwork skills top them all says Todd Thibodeaux, CEO of the world’s premier IT trade association, CompTIA.

 

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May 24, 2019

Launching a tech career means spending 4 years in college earning a computer science degree, right? Not so. There’s more than one pathway to landing a tech job, and Dr. Adrienne Holloway, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Aurora, Illinois, is working with IT-Ready to build one for the local...