Technologist Talk

Technologist Talk


Latest Episodes

Episode 41 – Talking TechGirlz: How TechPodz Create Connection & Community in a Virtual Setting
November 27, 2020

In time for Giving Tuesday, we share another inspiring story from TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures [a 501(c)3 nonprofit of CompTIA] whose mission is empowering girls to be future technology leaders. Listen as Alicia Park, National Outreach...

Episode 40 – Talking Tech Careers: Why Military Veterans Make Excellent Candidates for IT Help Desk Jobs
November 11, 2020

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...

Chapter 43 – Kelly’s Tale: “Think Differently, Think Bigger”
November 06, 2020

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...

Episode 39 – Talking Help Desk Training: How CompTIA Tech’s Virtual Training Helps IT-Ready Students Reach Beyond the Classroom
October 26, 2020

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...

Chapter 42 – A Texas Training Tale: Why Young Technologists Will Remember the Alamo
September 30, 2020

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...

Episode 38 – Talking Training: How CompTIA Helps the Public Workforce System Narrow the IT Skills Gap
September 25, 2020

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....

Chapter 41 – Priyanka’s Tale: From Cafeteria Work to Hiring Tech Workers
September 22, 2020

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...

Episode 37 – Talking Tech Training: Why Now is the Time to Consider Launching a Tech Career
September 14, 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 25, 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...