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  • New Career Readiness Modules and Badges Coming Soon
    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.
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  • Podcast: Students Speak Out: Why Career Readiness Skills are Critical to Learn in College
    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.
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  • Data Derby 2020 Winners Announced
    Data Derby Winners 2020
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  • New Directions 2020 Agenda Announced
    REGISTER NOW: https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/new-directions-faculty-conference-2020 Monday, May 18th - Wednesday May 20th, 2020 Faculty Focused I.T. Virtual Conference
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  • What Does a PC Specialist Do?
    Should I Become a PC Specialist?
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  • Cyber Security Set to Soar
    Why You Should Consider a Career in Cyber Security Right Now
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  • 10 Innovative Women Making History in the Twin Cities' Tech Space
    These innovators are leading and advocating for changes that dismantle barriers and ensure equitable access for women and underrepresented people to the technology sector.
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  • Don't Miss This Free Webinar: Data for Good: Building a Compassionate, Whole Story
    Free Webinar From the MN State ITCOE: Reporting data is an increasing requirement in health care, especially with greater awareness of the need for strong public health knowledge and responses. Join us for this free webinar hosted by SAS’ National Director of Behavioral Health and Whole Person Care, Dr. Josh Morgan to discuss how strengths-based and whole person data and analytics can be particularly important for short- and long-term recovery.
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  • Minnesota State Mankato to Host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually
    Minnesota State Mankato to host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually on March 28-29 More than 200 students, 50 teams to address real-world data analytics problem Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students representing 50 teams from universities and colleges throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Kansas, will compete in the ninth annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) Saturday and Sunday...
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  • Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One
    Listen to this first episode in our new series of podcasts focused on the Career Readiness D2L Modules. In this episode, Wilson Garland and Janice Aanenson from the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence discuss the importance of teaching career readiness skills to IT and computer science students, employer viewpoints on career readiness skills, the value of the Career Readiness D2L Modules to faculty and students, and how faculty can utilize the Modules and award digital badges in their cours...
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  • Announcing Minnesota State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Winners - St Cloud State, Pine Tech, & Lake Superior College
    Announcing Minnesota State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Winners - St Cloud State, Pine Tech, & Lake Superior College
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  • Industry Faculty IT Conference 2020 Information - Register Here
    Don't miss this free conference opportunity hosted by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence exploring emerging employer needs, identifying student learning outcomes, and offering you a chance to collaborate with educators from around the state of Minnesota.
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  • Free Spring Professional Development Events for Our Favorite Faculty
    #1.) SAS Visual Analytics VIYA Basics Friday, April 24th, 2020 → Saturday, April 25th, 2020 @MNStateITCOE Training Center in St. Paul Back by request and sure to fill quickly!  Professional SAS trainers will teach two important areas: SAS VIYA Basics and GAP Overview (Global Academic Programs).  SAS VISUAL ANALYTICS 1 FOR SAS® Viya®: BASICS (1.5 days) An introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics. ...
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  • Upcoming Events for Students and Faculty
    Spring Events From MN State ITCOE MIDWEST UNDERGRADUATE DATA ANALYTICS COMPETITION - MARCH 28 - 29, 2020 DATA DERBY - APRIL 18, 2020
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  • A Diverse Workforce Creates Better Products and Improves Lives
    In honor of Black History Month, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Program (MNAiC) is proud to feature the vision and impactful work of these black women in technology.
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  • Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers
    Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers to Help Teach Coding and Encourage Gender and Ethnic Diversity in Computer Science
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  • Highlights from the Premiere of MNAiC Alumnae Stories with Host Katherine Myers and Featured Guest Fiona Chow
    Introducing Alumnae Stories on Instagram LIVE — This syndicated social media series gives program participants and other young women in high school the opportunity to connect with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech.
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  • Why Cyber Security Awareness is Actually the Scariest Part of October.
    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence wants to emphasize to our amazing Minnesota State faculty how important it is to help students be aware of cybersecurity and the impact it will have on almost all future career fields. Learn more about why cyber threats are so scary to our every day lives and also about how we can fight back.
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  • Don't Miss Out!!! Student 360 2020 is in January 2020
    Student 360 sponsored by The Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) will be hosted this year by Target, Corp. The event will be held January 31, 2020 from 8am - 5pm and include a number of industry leading speakers, panel members and sessions that provide you with valuable insights. 
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  • The Importance of Networking in Today's Job Market
    To land your dream job or even get an interview make sure you have a solid network of clients, connections, peers, or leaders. This article will tell you ways to achieve that.
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  • There is No End to the Summer Fun at ITCOE - Fall Faculty Events
    Fall opportunities for Faculty and a summer program recap.
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  • Making a Difference
    A summary of all of our accomplishments as we move forward with the new school year.
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  • Summer Bootcamps Are Officially Done! And, Did We Mention? They Were Awesome.
    MN State IT Center of Excellence had a busy and fun June hosting Cyber Bootcamp at Metropolitan State University and the 1st Annual Data Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Both of these events brought together students from across Minnesota to explore cyber or data and advance their understanding and abilities.
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  • Summer Bootcamps for Data and Cyber!
    MN State IT Center of Excellence will be hosting two (2) Bootcamp Events in June 2019 just for you!
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  • Keynote Speakers and Panel Guests
    New Directions provides an opportunity to learn more about past and current Center projects and how you can get involved. It’s also a great way for you to hear from Leading Experts in the Information Technology Field. As always, we aim to have new and dynamic speakers and panel guest to help us all understand the needs of the industry. This year’s line-up once again delivers!
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  • TOP 10 IT CAREERS FOR 2019
    A number of organizations have completed Career Outlook surveys for 2018 and beyond. The summary of findings have a nice outlook for students in the data science, computer science and/or information technology areas. In 2018, Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com) listed the 50 best jobs in the United States. Their job ratings included job satisfaction, number of job openings and base salary. Out of the top 50 jobs, fifteen (15) are in the technology arenas, with many being in the Top 10!
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  • Register now for the New Directions In IT Education - Minnesota State IT Faculty Conference
    New Directions in IT Education is the annual Minnesota State Faculty Conference that provides an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to interact with their peers and influence the direction of education. This year’s conference will be held May 15-17, 2019 at North Hennepin Community and Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN.
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  • An Invite to Join Us at the Table
    Info on upcoming Spring 2019 events for college faculty that are interested in IT
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  • 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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  • Bridging Tech Talent from High School… to College… to Career
    Through job shadow partnering efforts, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards (MNAiC) Program exposed, young women in high school who are passionate about technology to I.T. career paths across a diverse spectrum of industries.
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  • Expanding the (Data) Universe
    We hear it in high-stakes and high-value data discussions: data is the new gold; data is everywhere; we are overwhelmed by data; we are drowning in data; we need a data strategy; data-this; data-that…
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  • SAVE-THE-DATE: Minnesota Cybersecurity Fair
    The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence has partnered with Metropolitan State University and other organizations in Minnesota to establish the MN Cyber Institute.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Exploring Careers in Cyber Security
    In today’s world increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyberattacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing, and social media fraud. And implementing effective cybersecurity measures has proven to be a challenge for most because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
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  • 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). 
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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