NEW IT Alliance – September Tech Upload
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There’s a crispness in the air these days which signals the coming of fall, sporting events, and back to school, which is fitting as many of our articles this month focus on student achievement and educational opportunities throughout the region.
This time last year, we were busy planning our first ever regional IT job and career fair. This year we’ve decided to up the ante a bit and are adding a few more items to the mix of fall fun. On September 20, NEW IT Alliance director Kim Iversen will be presenting at Scoutfire. This is an event driven by the Boy Scouts of America and is a new event for community leaders to learn about building the leaders of tomorrow. A week later, NEW IT Alliance launches the NEW CS Advisory Board which will bring together regional k12, higher ed, and IT leaders to discuss computer science education and challenges in Northeast Wisconsin, and what we can do to close the gaps. Tuesday, October 2 the NEW IT Alliance will be launching its TechTalk series. Our pilot event will be hosted by UW Oshkosh College of Business along with their various IT student clubs.
We have been collaborating with UW Oshkosh’s Information Systems Department on two new initiatives, which will launch later in October. One of these will see select high schools invited to campus to participate in an ERPSim day where students will get a chance to explore how technology is used to operate a business. We are looking for company sponsors to help support the program as well as speakers for the day. The other initiative targets college students who may be considering studying in an IT field, and provides them with an opportunity to do a half-day job shadow with a local company. If your company is interested in hosting a student, please reach out by the end of September. For more information and to participate in either of these, please contact Dr. John Muraski (firstname.lastname@example.org) at UW Oshkosh.