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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.

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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 40 – Talking Tech Careers: Why Military Veterans Make Excellent Candidates for IT Help Desk Jobs

    Episode 40 – Talking Tech Careers: Why Military Veterans Make Excellent Candidates for IT Help Desk Jobs

    Why are military veterans excellent candidates for jobs as IT support specialists? Is it the technical training they receive during service? Is it the work ethic they acquire during service? Or is it both? Listen as Stephen Padilla, an instructor for CompTIA Tech Career Academy’s IT-Ready Technical Support program – and a U.S. Air Force veteran – shares answers to those questions, because he’s lived them.

    • 12 min
    Chapter 43 – Kelly’s Tale: “Think Differently, Think Bigger”

    Chapter 43 – Kelly’s Tale: “Think Differently, Think Bigger”

    How does a technologist become Social Media Professional of the Year and Nonprofit Communicator of the Year? By thinking differently and thinking bigger about technology’s role in business challenges like the pandemic. A conversation with Kelly Stone, lead social marketing strategist for CompTIA, kicks off our November series celebrating the upcoming 10th Anniversary of WITS, the Women in Tech Summit.

    Original Technologist Tales theme music by C. Ezra Lange

    • 12 min
    Episode 39 – Talking Help Desk Training: How CompTIA Tech’s Virtual Training Helps IT-Ready Students Reach Beyond the Classroom

    Episode 39 – Talking Help Desk Training: How CompTIA Tech’s Virtual Training Helps IT-Ready Students Reach Beyond the Classroom

    As pandemic distancing protocols push many of our business interactions into the virtual realm, we face an inconvenient truth: We just can’t replicate what we do in person, online. Or, can we? Listen as Ben Rohling, who leads development for CompTIA Tech Career Academy’s IT support specialist training curriculum, shares how he and his fellow instructors discovered that, in some ways, pivoting to virtual classrooms didn’t make training harder, it made it better.

    • 11 min
    Chapter 42 – A Texas Training Tale: Why Young Technologists Will Remember the Alamo

    Chapter 42 – A Texas Training Tale: Why Young Technologists Will Remember the Alamo

    You’ve heard the rallying cry from Texas history, “Remember the Alamo,” right? Well, a lot of young job seekers in the San Antonio region surely will remember this slogan, too, because of a custom IT training program supported by CompTIA called Workforce Solutions Alamo. Listen as executives from CompTIA’s partner, C2 Global, tell the tale.

    Original Technologist Tales theme music by C. Ezra Lange

    • 9 min
    Episode 38 – Talking Training: How CompTIA Helps the Public Workforce System Narrow the IT Skills Gap

    Episode 38 – Talking Training: How CompTIA Helps the Public Workforce System Narrow the IT Skills Gap

    How can our nation’s public workforce system help narrow the tech skills gap in the U.S. job market? By removing barriers to learning new IT skills for displaced and disadvantaged workers. And with program support from CompTIA Custom Training. Listen as executives from workforce development agency C2 Global explain how they work with CompTIA to re-skill and up-skill workers in Texas and Florida.

    • 9 min
    Chapter 41 – Priyanka’s Tale: From Cafeteria Work to Hiring Tech Workers

    Chapter 41 – Priyanka’s Tale: From Cafeteria Work to Hiring Tech Workers

    Which is the one most critical success factor for landing – and keeping – a tech job? Technical training from CompTIA Tech? CompTIA certifications? Or, experience in customer service? The answer to this trick question may surprise you. Listen as Priyanka Neupane, a senior IT supervisor for international medical technology maker Medtronic, tells the tale of how she discovered the right answer for her tech career.

    • 11 min

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