Technologist Talk is an award-winning podcast produced by Creating IT Futures, CompTIA’s tech workforce charity, featuring conversations with workforce development leaders about shaping the careers of today’s and tomorrow’s technology workers.
Episode 60 – Talking Horizons: How the Recent Past is Shaping the Organization’s Future
As 2022 begins, Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures, joins Randi Parker, senior director for partner engagement, for a conversation about ways the challenging journey of the last couple of years has shaped the organization’s vision and direction for the future.
Chapter 69—Tales of Thanks: From Creating IT Futures to All Its Partners
To set the stage for 2022, Colleen Crino, Chief Development Officer for Creating IT Futures, shares stories about the organization’s many partners, who they are and what they do in collaboration with CompTIA’s charitable foundation.
Episode 59 – Talking Apprenticeships: Busting Time-Worn Myths about a Time-Tested Technique for Developing Talent
Is there a single workforce development technique that could shrink the nation’s tech skills gap, narrow the technology industry’s gender gap, provide technologists with income while learning, and supply employers with highly trained candidates? Amy Kardel and Stephanie Veck of CompTIA’s Apprenticeships for Tech program believe there is. Listen as they make their case.
Episode 58 – Talking Gratitude: How an Attitude of Appreciation Shapes the Creating IT Futures Mission
As 2021 rolls to a close, Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures, joins the organization’s Chief Development Officer, Colleen Crino, for a conversation about how feeling gratitude has shaped – and continues to guide – the team’s mission into 2022.
Episode 57 – Talking Apprenticeships: How does CompTIA’s Apprenticeships for Tech Program Work
Why is the technology industry buzzing about a technical skills-sharpening technique from the Middle Ages? Listen as Amy Kardel, leader of the CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech program, and Wendy Brors, senior consultant at Maher & Maher, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), answer this question.
Episode 56 – Talking to Volunteers: Why Volunteering May Be the Highest Form of Learning
Ever heard the expression “Teaching is the highest form of learning?” Listen as technologist Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, makes the case from her USAToday/MediaPlanet column that volunteering may be the highest form of learning for women in tech. She also argues that volunteers practice higher forms of networking and resumé-building, too.