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Latest Episodes

Episode 37 – Talking Tech Training: Why Now is the Time to Consider Launching a Tech Career
September 15, 2020

Despite the pandemic, employers across all sectors of the U.S. economy continue to hire workers for tech jobs. That’s according to a recent analysis by CompTIA’s research team. But does this positive trend mean you, or someone you know, should...

Episode 36 – Talking Tech Careers: How IT Help Desk Technicians Narrow the Distance Between Colleagues in Pandemic Times
August 28, 2020

How can IT Help Desk technicians narrow the distance between colleagues created by pandemic precautions? By understanding that IT support is about humans, not hardware. Listen as Priyanka Neupane, a senior IT supervisor for medical technology maker...

Episode 35 – Talking Workforce: How to Narrow the Tech Skills Gap While Recovering from Pandemic Conditions
August 26, 2020

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the end of this decade employment in tech occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all other occupations. But how can our nation’s workforce rise to meet this demand when a tech...

Chapter 40 – A “Show Me” Tale: How Missouri’s Workforce Board Helps People Gain Digital Skills for Tech Jobs & More
August 12, 2020

How does a workforce board help hundreds of thousands of people find jobs in the wake of a pandemic? One way is providing on-demand virtual IT training, with support from CompTIA Custom Training. Listen as Dr. Mardy Leathers, director of Missouri’s...

Episode 34 – Talking IT Training: How to Launch a New Tech Career by the Winter Holidays
August 06, 2020

If the economic strain of the pandemic has you feeling the limits of your current job, consider launching a new career working with technology. Listen as Sue Wallace, VP of student & career services at the CompTIA Tech Career Academy, shares best...

Chapter 39 – Val’s Tale: Why Women in Tech Should Blaze Their Own Trails to Successful IT Careers
July 29, 2020

In this latest chapter of our profile series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Val Haskell, Chair of CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community, tells her tale of following a well-worn path to tech success. Well, not exactly...

Episode 33 – Talking Career Inspiration: Why a Pandemic is a Great Time to Volunteer to Lead One of TechGirlz’ TechShopz
July 20, 2020

In this episode of our series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Alicia Park, National Outreach Manager for TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, explains why volunteering to lead virtual TechShopz during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital...

Chapter 38 – Mariah’s Tale: How to Build a Career as a Women in Tech from the Arctic Circle
July 13, 2020

In this first chapter of our profile series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Mariah Sexton tells her tale of building a successful tech career through IT training, CompTIA certifications and, most of all, mentorship from the community of...

Chapter 37 – An El Paso Tale (Part 2): How a Texas Workforce Board Narrows the Tech Skills Gap with IT Training for Army Veterans
July 10, 2020

The U.S. tech sector is still hiring – despite the pandemic – posting hundreds of thousands of ads for open IT positions. Where will these companies find qualified candidates to fill these jobs – especially when our nation’s tech skills gap...

Episode 32 – Talking Training: How Tech Skills Can Pandemic-Proof Your Career
June 25, 2020

Is it possible to Pandemic-Proof your career? If so, developing IT skills may just be the way to do it – despite your current job experience.  Join CompTIA vice president Amy Kardel and Charles Eaton, CEO of CompTIA Tech Career Academy and...