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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New D2L Modules for Career Readiness - Coming Soon to a Campus Near You
    In line with the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence mission, we are excited to introduce new career readiness curriculum for IT and CS faculty to use in their courses. We are also excited to introduce Chad Eckes, a new consultant at the COE, who has helped us develop the new D2L Modules, and will be assisting with their launch. Read this article to learn more about the new Modules, our pilots happening this spring, and the broader rollout being planned for Fall 2019.
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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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  • 2018 Study Guide to a Successful Final Exam Preparation
    Much of the stress of Final Exams is trying to figure out how to fit in necessary studying and classwork in between family obligations, work schedule, and at this time of the year HOLIDAY events and parties. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare.
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  • 2018 Cyber & Data Curriculum Development Project Update
    There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.
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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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  • Faculty & Student Training Opportunities
    Learn how to help Students discover internships, career options, increase work experience, sharpen their professional image, resume and interviewing skills!
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  • The Defining Differences between Big Data, Data Analytics & Data Science
    Once upon a time, when mentioned in conversations or in the classroom, numbers in general were referred to as either Mathematics or Statistics. Now, data can be included to terms used to refer to numbers.
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  • Applying Emerging Big Data, Analytics, Infrastructure Curriculum to the Classroom
    As many of you remember, at New Directions in IT Education Faculty (NDiIT) Conference in May 2018 we had a full half day dedicated to data. Our Keynote Speaker, James Harroun, SAS, gave a fascinating view into data visualization and exploration which was followed by a panel discussion with experts from Willis Towers Watson and  One 10 Marketing and Brick, Inc  joining in the conversation. The Data Analytics and Science panel discussion concluded Keynote Speaker, Joseph Indelicato, of S...
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  • Making the most out of the New Academic Year's Event Calendar
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. students increase their professional and technical skills.
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  • CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House
    Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.
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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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  • 10 Sponsored Work Initiatives Under Consideration for Funding
    Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and industry leaders, ten sponsored work initiatives ranging from Agile Course Module Creation to Data Research Colloquiums were developed. Funding award announcements for these projects will be made June 4th.
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  • 2018 New Directions in IT (NDiIT) Education Faculty Conference Highlights
    Nearly 60 faculty and 20 industry leaders came together to share, learn, and create collaborative opportunities at the 2018 New Directions in IT Education Faculty Conference.
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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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  • Where Are They Now: Kirsi Kuutti
    In our final feature of the 2018 “Where Are They Now” series, we meet with Duluth-native Kirsi Kuutti, a 2013 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards winner and the 2018 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony keynote speaker! Kirsi will graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth in December 2019 with a double major in electrical engineering and computer science.
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