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Episode 51 – Talking Talent: What Makes a Great Candidate for an IT Service Desk Career
July 15, 2021

What makes a great candidate for a career as an agent on an IT service desk? Listen as Caleb Bellow, a senior talent acquisition specialist at Logicalis, an international digital services provider, an

Episode 50 – Talking Talent: How Custom Training Helps Logicalis Staff its IT Service Desk
July 06, 2021

How does Custom Training from the CompTIA Tech Career Academy help solutions provider Logicalis fulfill its tech-talent acquisition strategy? Listen as Craig Perry, a senior HR executive for Logicalis

Chapter 57 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 3
May 21, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the third...

Chapter 56 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 2
May 20, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the second...

Chapter 55 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 1
May 18, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the first...

Episode 49 – Talking D, E & I: Accelerating the Journey Toward a More Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Tech Workforce (Part 1)
April 19, 2021

CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2021™ research shows progress toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. tech workforce. But not much – especially at this critical time, as workers and employers of all kinds work to recover from the...

Chapter 54 – Theo’s Tale: From Tech-Savvy Continual Learner to Cybersecurity Pro
April 14, 2021

As another installment in our series tracking successful graduates of CompTIA Tech’s IT-Ready Technical Support program, we revisit the “technologist triumph” of Theo Hysell. Listen as he tells the tale of developing a role as the “family IT...

Episode 48 – Talking D, E & I: How Custom IT Training Helps Diversify Businesses by Diversifying the Tech Workforce
April 08, 2021

CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2021™ research shows progress toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. tech workforce. But the latest data also indicate that companies on this journey still have many more miles to go. Listen as Nancy...

Chapter 53 – Randi’s Tale: From Crafting Public Policy to Shaping Philanthropic Partnerships
March 26, 2021

How often does a technologist’s journey wind through the lecture halls of law school and the corridors of Capitol Hill? Listen to this tale celebrating Women’s History Month, as Randi Parker, senior director at Creating IT Futures, shares how her...

Episode 47 – Talking WITS: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit
March 18, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, and on the eve of the WITS Spring 2021 Virtual Summit, Technologist Tales producer Celine Dirkes connects with Gloria Bell, Co-Founder and Operations Director of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS), the only...