During a free virtual career event on January 25th, high school and college students and their teachers will learn about inclusion in the tech workforce. This event is presented by the CompTIA National Career and Technical Education Council and DeafTEC.
“Information Technology is for Everyone” is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, at 3:00 PM (Eastern),
The event’s panelists come from many technology fields, including cybersecurity and software and application development, as well as from companies in space and aviation, retail and financial services, and the varied paths that led them to their current positions. Each panelist is deaf. This is the common thread.
According to the “CompTIA Tech Jobs Report”, technology employment opportunities are continuing to trend in a positive way. ” Tech companies added workers for 13 consecutive month; the total number of tech occupations in the economy is nearly 5.9million; and December’s employer job postings for new hires in tech were at their highest level for nearly two years.
DeafTEC, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center, is the event’s co-sponsor. It is located at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. It is a resource for community colleges and high schools that teach deaf students in STEM-related programs, as well as for employers who hire deaf or hard-of hearing individuals.
The CompTIA National CTE Advisory Council is a national dialogue that focuses on accelerating career paths in tech. The focus areas are emerging trends, challenges, best practices, best practices and certifications.