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Information Technology Career Paths, Ladders, Lattices; Communicate Industry Needs Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations California
Building Career Pathways in Information Technology Occupations

WestEd, a San Francisco nonprofit research, development and service agency focused on education, is using a five-year H-1B Technical Skills Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to address the future needs of San Francisco's information communications technology (ICT) workforce. The agency is working with industry, education, and government partners to establish career pathways and provide unemployed individuals and incumbent workers with education, training placement and support services in high-demand ICT occupations. WestEd and its partners have developed career pathways for four ICT occupational areas in high-demand in San Francisco: Networking and Security, IT Support and Database Administration, Programming and Multimedia and Design. To read more visit
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Date:  February, 2014
Information Technology Career Paths, Ladders, Lattices; Certification, Licensure, and Assessment Development; Communicate Industry Needs; Curriculum Evaluation, Planning, and Development Community College Implements Core Information Technology Curriculum New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), a member of a ten college TAACCCT grant consortium, took the lead in implementing a common core curriculum for information technology occupations.  The curriculum, initially known as the Skill-Up Network Information Technology Pathway (SUN-IT) was launched as a pilot project in 2014 focused on developing support skills for information technology technicians.  SUN-IT has now evolved into the CNM STEMulus Center Cyber Academy with greater emphasis on preparing students for computer networking, security and programming occupations.  Both initiatives reflect the principles of the information sector competency models for Information Technology and Cybersecurity.  To read the full case summary, click here:
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Date:  July, 2015