Computer Science Students in High Demand

We often hear a lot of talk about the need for more students to pursue STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math), but one institution of higher learning is making the case for including computer science in the high needs category.

Just like its STEM counterparts, the demand for computer science jobs will outpace the number of students in the coming years. That’s good news for you if you’re an aspiring computer science major or enrolling in a technical education program.

For more eye opening facts and stats about the need for more computer science education, we’ll let the infographic from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) speak for itself… [Read more…]

It’s All About the Skills: A Look at Why IT Employers Love Career Training

You may have heard the term “skills shortage” when it comes to employment trends. That refers to the idea that job openings are out there, but employers are having a tough time finding candidates who actually have the skills and know-how to do the job.

Sure, degrees can open up a lot of doors, but in technical, hands-on fields like IT, employers are showing a preference for career training credentials, as this infographic from Computer Systems Institute illustrates…

 

 

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How Liberal Arts Majors Can Get Ahead

If you just earned your bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and you’re finding slim pickings in the job department, don’t despair. There are steps you can take to become more attractive to employers.

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The Importance of STEM Education

In case you hadn’t heard, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs are the talk of the town – especially from the Commander in Chief himself.

As part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, in September 2010 President Obama launched Change the Equation, an effort to dramatically improve STEM education at all grade levels; inspire student appreciation and excitement for STEM, especially among women and underrepresented minorities; and achieve a sustained, national commitment to improving STEM education.

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