The Today Show recently did a segment with Maria Shriver highlighting the benefits, and importance, of women and girls becoming involved in the IT field – specifically coding.
Check out the entire segment below!
Check out the entire segment below!
In a 2005 study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, it was reported that most women thought of “geeks, pocket protectors, and … a lifetime of staring into a screenwriting computer code” when asked about the IT field.
These days the number of women enrolling in IT programs is changing - but is it happening quickly enough? Check out this infographic from Best Computer Science Schools and see for yourself!
Here’s a Special note from Carolyn at WonderofTech via Earnest Parenting: The infographic is incorrect about the world’s first programmable computer. That was actually the Colossus, used at Bletchley Park, England to help break the German Enigma code during World War II. The computer was kept a secret until after the Cold War as it continued being used by the UK to break Soviet Union secret codes.
Carolyn continued: Until the Colossus was revealed in the 1990′s, most of the world believed that IBM created the world’s first programmable computer.
For the second year in a row, Exeter-West Greenwich High School student Adam Sowden has been named the top finisher in the Rhode Island Cyber Foundations Competition.
Beating out more than 100 students from eight different schools, Sowden was lauded for his efforts in the third edition of the contest, where students competed in timed quizzes to test their aptitude in three areas of effective cybersecurity: networking, operating systems and system administration.
Last spring, Langevin called for more Rhode Island business participation in the competition, saying “it is imperative that we increase their involvement,” and, for his efforts, Sowden was awarded a $1,500 check from McCabe Software, a Cranston computer company, as well as a $2,000 scholarship offer from New England Institute of Technology.
The second and third-place finishers, East Greenwich High School’s Xiaoyi (Julian) Wu and Chariho High School’s Joseph Caruso, each won $500 from McCabe and will receive scholarship offers of $1,500 and $1,000 respectively from New England Tech.
“I congratulate Adam, Julian and Joseph on their outstanding performances,” Langevin said in a press release. “With tremendous leadership from Erin and New England Tech, this program is introducing students to an industry that is poised for tremendous growth and new job opportunities in our state. You can’t have effective workforce development, however, unless the business community is fully engaged, so I’m especially excited about the commitment from McCabe Software to giving high schoolers across the state the opportunity to learn about cybersecurity.”
“Of all the local schools in RI, New England Tech has been the most responsive when it comes to recruiting students and alumni.”
American Ring Co., Inc.
“The trend for NEIT grads is still positive relative to finding jobs. A great school with great results!”
Jeffrey Tracey, Manager, IBM
“We have had a great deal of success using NEIT grads to staff our organization. Fully one-third of NetCenergy employees are graduates of or current students at NEIT.”
Don Nokes, Present, NetCenergy
“We have been very impressed with the quality of the applicants that you have forwarded to us here at Astro. In fact, we had hired six previously who continue to work out well and have also hired two more in the past week.
Mike Fanning, Astro of New England LLC.
WARWICK, RI- NetCenergy, the IT Solutions provider, today announced that Carlos Tavares, Jr, has been promoted to Engineer after three years with the company. In this new role, Carlos will be working with the engineering team on complex project work and technical support.
Shortly after graduating from New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Network Engineering, Carlos joined NetCenergy as a Technician, focused on providing excellent customer service to clients while simultaneously delivering world class technical support in various capacities including onsite support, remote support, and working on larger projects as part of the technical team.
Aligned with NetCenergy’s support of workforce development initiatives, Carlos worked collaboratively with his supervisors to implement a Professional Development Plan, mapping his career goals with NetCenergy. Following this plan, Carlos began training in multiple areas of emerging technology to attain his goals, including earning necessary certifications and becoming proficient in Windows Server, Exchange Server, Network Administration, Cisco, Linux, Microsoft Office, VMware, and Manage Engine Solutions.
Wayne Salisbury, Service Delivery Manager for NetCenergy said, “NetCenergy is committed to developing talent from within and Carlos is perfect example of how hard work, dedication, and a commitment to our clients can be personally and professionally beneficial. I am confident that Carlos will apply his experience and education to his new role and prove to be a continued asset to NetCenergy and our clients.”
Don’t miss this chance to learn about the more than 35 technology programs offered at New England Institute of Technology. Stop by our “Tech Nite” Open House at the East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Just report to the East Greenwich campus where tours of this campus, as well as the Post Road and Access Road campuses, will depart. You will have the opportunity to tour our campuses as well as to speak with faculty, Admissions and Financial Aid personnel.
We have so many new Associate in Science degree programs to offer like Veterinary Technology, Respiratory Care Technology and Health Information Management Technology. Our Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology now offers a cyber security concentration which is a fast- growing field in the computer industry. Licensed Registered Nurses may learn about Rhode Island’s first online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. We are very excited to now offer our new Master of Science degree in Information Technology.
We hope to see you on November 7th!
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