This Chicago startup is using apprenticeship to get low-income learners into tech

(Courtesy of BuiltInChicago.org) Apprenticeship used to be the norm for skilled laborers, where experienced pros would help train the next generation. However, forms of teaching that were more adept at training large numbers of workers eclipsed apprenticeship, and now the practice is largely left behind. But one Chicago marketer is working to bring it back … Continue reading This Chicago startup is using apprenticeship to get low-income learners into tech

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Do IT certifications still matter? IT certifications are a hot topic. But are they necessary?

(Courtesy of Computer World) IT certifications are a hot topic. While the industry continues to invest in them as a way to validate an employee’s skill set and capabilities -- and while they’re often associated with salary increases -- they’re time-consuming and expensive to complete. A new report by Global Knowledge, an IT training and … Continue reading Do IT certifications still matter? IT certifications are a hot topic. But are they necessary?

Microsoft Offers Training: Active Duty Military and Honorable Discharge Service Members

(Courtesy of Microsoft.com) Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) Transform your love for computers and technology into your next career. Microsoft provides transitioning service members and veterans of the U.S. military the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to meet the IT industry’s high demand for cloud developers, cloud administrators, and database and business intelligence … Continue reading Microsoft Offers Training: Active Duty Military and Honorable Discharge Service Members