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Theme Discussions


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a presentation on updates in the IT industry and how it relates to career-themed curriculum.

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Theme Discussions

  1. 1. Theme Discussions Tuesday, July 13 10:15 – 11:15
  2. 2. IT Industry Update <ul><li>IT Spokesperson, Joe Kmoch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Educational Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-chair, Milwaukee Washington HS of IT AB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New industry trends, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New technologies on the horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth sector forecast & employment opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important education considerations for key positions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Industry Updates <ul><ul><li>New industry trends -1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More packaged (COTS – commercial off the shelf) software and less custom development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SAP, Oracle, or any other application that is now commercially available and would have been custom built in the past &quot;buy vs build” (vertical market segment) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration architecture becomes a key component of enterprise systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise information management including Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Content Management Systems, Master Data Management (MDM), Data Stewardship and Governance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Industry Updates <ul><ul><li>New industry trends -2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is now mainstream and a great enabler of distributed apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set of independent services that are combined together in various ways to provide functionality for a particular business; for example online app to open an account, book an airline ticket which are used in other source code (eg, Java library calls where the library contains modules like those in the examples) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are becoming indispensible to companies of all sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This has to do with understanding your clients and their behavior – the key concepts are 360 degree view of customer, predictive analytics (Amazon, Walmart), &quot;golden record&quot;,house-holding and single source of the truth.  The bottom line is growing sales and increasing profitability through the analysis of enterprise data. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Industry Updates <ul><ul><li>New technologies on the horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) are hot topics at the CTO/CIO level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google, Microsoft Azure, Live </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pervasive mobile computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone and Android phones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ new wave” portables such as iPad </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. IT Industry Update <ul><ul><li>Growth sector forecast & employment opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two of many recent articles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing Careers: the Future is Bright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Market for Computing Careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. IT Industry Update
  8. 8. Number of Job Openings due to Growth and Replacement through 2018 (in thousands) <ul><li>CS/IT, 1383.6 (762.7 growth + 620.9 repl) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Engineers, 371.7 (295.2 gr +76.5 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmers, 80.3 (-12.3 gr + 92.6 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer System Analysts, 222.8 (108.1 gr + 114.7 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administrators, 44.4 (24.4 gr + 20 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comp Support and Sys Admins, 370.1 (156.9 gr + 213.2 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Net Sys Analysts, CS Rsrch, others, 294.1 (190.3 gr + 103.8 repl) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineers, 531.3 (178.3 growth, 353 repl.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. IT Industry Update <ul><li>Two of the top 3 Best jobs now and into the future are </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Software Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Software engineers are one of the occupations projected to grow the fastest between 2006-2016, according to the BLS. This profession applies computer science and mathematical analysis to design, develop, test and evaluate software and systems. Median Salary: $79,780 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3. Computer Systems Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Computer systems analysts help organizations use technology effectively and incorporate rapidly changing technologies into existing systems. Median income: $69,760. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Best Jobs in America,, July, 2010; < > </li></ul><ul><li>From < > </li></ul>
  10. 10. IT Industry Update <ul><ul><li>Important education considerations for key positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>college grads need to take note of all of the industry trends and futures noted earlier into account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT is business can run without it, so the operations (Infrastructure) side of things will open up more and more jobs, but the training needs are lower (certification, associate degrees, Tech College, etc) and these are the &quot;skilled trades&quot; jobs of the future - in all areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In computing, about 3 times the number of jobs available than there will be graduates through 2018 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. IT Industry Update <ul><li>Other important education considerations for key positions </li></ul><ul><li>Programming is important, but </li></ul><ul><li>far more of a computing professional’s time is spent working with others in order to understand and resolve complex problems </li></ul><ul><li>So, develop communicating skills (reading, writing, speaking), problem solving skills, teamwork /collaboration skills, experience working on and completing larger projects (with little teacher involvement) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing those solutions very often involves programming skills and concepts, though not necessarily in traditional languages </li></ul>
  12. 12. IT Industry Update <ul><li>IT Career Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Programming/Software Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Media </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Network Systems </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT Industry Update <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Oakes, NVISIA – IT Consulting and Mentoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Business Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jane LeCapitaine, United Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jane is a NAF Advisory Board Champion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other members of the WHSoIT Adv Board </li></ul>
  14. 14. NAF Curriculum & Assessment How are you integrating industry needs and trends within NAF courses?
  15. 15. Student Support What are you doing to create a web of support for the students in your academy that allows you to serve at risk youth?
  16. 16. Curriculum Integration How are you using strategies such as curriculum mapping to integrate Academy and core curriculum? If so please elaborate on how you do this and what is working well.
  17. 17. Project-Based Learning and Advisory Board Involvement How is your Academy utilizing Advisory Board members to increase the quality and implementation of PBL?
  18. 18. Academy Development and Work Based Learning How are you integrating 21st century skills into the totality of your academy ? How are you using work based learning opportunities to help develop 21 st century skills?