Tag: Careers

Elastic Partners with VetsinTech to Accelerate Veterans’ Careers in Tech

Partnership provides training, mentorship, and professional development resources to active duty military and veterans

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced it has partnered with VetsinTech to enable veterans to accelerate their careers in tech. Elastic will join the VetsinTech employer coalition, where they will offer free training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to veterans and active duty military transitioning from military to civilian life.

With nearly 18 million veterans in the U.S., underemployment is one of the greatest issues faced by veterans and by their spouses. According to a recent study by LinkedIn, veterans are 37% more likely to be underemployed than nonveterans.

VetsinTech is a leading national non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans through tech-based education, employment, and entrepreneurship programs. The organization connects global technology companies with its more than 30,000 members through training and career development programs.

The partnership with VetsinTech

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This new program wants to prepare teens for careers in STEM via science and storytelling

A new program is looking to prepare teens for careers in STEM.

Rockville, Maryland-based technology and engineering solution provider Acquired Data Solutions (ADS) partnered with Edge of Yesterday Media (EOY Media), a teen time travel novel series curator, to launch the MASTERY program, a virtual learning program teaching young people tech skills via an interactive platform. MASTERY is an acronym that highlights essential skills and topics: mindset, arts, storytelling, technology, economy, economy, reflection and you.

The companies partnered to launch MASTERY following this past summer’s On-Ramps to Careers internship program when they discovered their shared passion for working with young adults preparing to transition from high school to college and eventually full-time jobs, per a press release. ADS hosted 40 students for the internship program and developed a curriculum based on concepts like technology, economics, arts, marketing and socializing for successful career paths.

During the MASTERY program, ADS will

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Virtual Tech Sassy Girlz Conference to help girls prepare for careers in STEM

WESH 2 News spoke with Dr. Laine Powell, the creator of Tech Sassy Girlz, about the 9th Annual Tech Sassy Girlz Day Conference.



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The event is being held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on October 10, 2020.

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“Tech Sassy Girlz (TSG) is the signature program of Collegiate Pathways, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Orlando, FL. Our mission is to empower middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through college preparation, career readiness, mentoring and entrepreneurship.

Tech Sassy Girlz is designed to provide girls from grades 6 – 12 with exposure and access to the STEM fields through college preparation, career readiness, events, mentoring, and hands-on learning experiences. They’ll connect with women leaders in STEM-related fields, participate in workshops and technology tours, have the chance to network with industry

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Suncoast Technical College initiative helps students land critical careers for economic development

Career and technical education serves as a critical component in preparing students for occupations important to Florida’s economic development.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Suncoast Technical College is joining forces with the Florida Department of Education for a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term career and technical education programs.

They are calling it “Get There.”

The Executive Director of STC, Dr. Ron DiPillo, says Get There Florida highlights the key benefits of the programs available locally in Sarasota, and to all Floridians statewide.

“I am pleased to see the state is placing an increasing value on career technical training by creating this one-stop-shop, state-wide career development resource,” DiPillo said.

Career and technical education, often referred to as “CTE,” serves as a critical component in preparing students for occupations important to Florida’s economic development, DiPillo said.

Program offerings are organized into 17 career paths and are geared toward middle

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Study Shows Nearly 75% of U.S. Workers Report Use of Technology Now Critical to Their Careers Due to COVID-19

NAPERVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly three out of four (73 percent) of employed respondents in a national survey conducted by DeVry University said the use of technology has become critical in their careers due to the COVID-19 crisis. And more than half (51 percent) said they need to learn new technology skills to either keep their job, get a promotion or find a new position at a different company.

Examining workforce sentiment during the global pandemic, the survey is part of a larger research initiative into career durability being conducted by DeVry. The latest findings reveal the critical importance employees see in mastering the “hard skills” of technology. Perhaps due to lower investment in employee training programs, employees are increasingly having to turn to “DIY” methods to learn new tech skills for work. These DIY methods include personal research, online resources, learning from mentors, coworkers and friends, or pursuing free

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