Back in 2007 we published an article on ‘The Challenge of Teaching Information Technology‘. Recently we were also asked to write and article for TricomTS’s blog The Right fIT (Their Corporate Website is here) on Educating Tomorrow’s IT Professional Today.
So why do I write these articles? Because Information Technology is growing. Boot camps are only or should be only for seasoned IT Professionals. It takes time. With technology growing, to educate a student and to transfer the amount of information from every resource available – it is not only challenging for the instructor, it is a challenge even to the best students. IT Professionals cannot take four years to start a career, technology will change so much within a year and the curriculum (accredited) has to be dynamic and change as technology changes. IT personnel wanting to move up the corporate ladder should go to college later in order to advance. Many IT pros are specialized career field but a majority of them have to be versatile and their skills have to be diversified.
And with a global economy, IT Professionals have to be lean and they have to learn quicker than ever.
We recently were interviewed by ComputerWorld and provided our look at how the economy and how a global economy changes the way IT thinks, works and reacts to this. So truly we offer all of this advice to those who want to become an IT professional. Be ready for change…everyday. In today’s world, employers do expect a lot out of young IT personnel. Remember it is the best career in the world to those who have a heart and passion for the industry.