Your Future in IT is your all-in-one IT resource if you are a Washington State student. It is designed to help you successfully navigate your information technology (IT) academic plan, create awareness, and provide fun and factual information, tips, and suggestions on how you can best prepare yourself for your career in IT.
This Site is For:
- Students (K-12)
This Site Also Provides Information, Ideas, Support, and Resources For:
- Counselors (academic and career)
What You Will Find Here:
- An IT Interest Quiz “What is Your Future in IT?”
- A customizable academic planning map that’s just for you
- A place where you can pick the college or university that has a degree or certificate that aligns to your pathway in either programming or software development, systems or network administration, or web design/development and digital communications
- Resources and information that inform and encourage young women and underrepresented populations to consider and enter an IT academic and career pathway.
- Tips on what coursework you need to take to prepare for a two- or four-year educational experience
- Extra-curricular activities will enhance your pathway to success
- Math resources and advice, like how to overcome math-anxiety
- Why taking certain courses between grades 7-12 will enhance your two- or four year post-secondary journey
- Ideas on how best to plan for the transition to, and make the most out of your four-year college or university experience
- Ways parents and counselors can get actively involved and serve as both resources and guides for your IT journey
- Why girls should realize they should and could become IT professionals
- And, more…
Vision: Your Future in IT will serve as a state model in promoting awareness and information about how to succeed in an educational and career pathway to increase the number of students who enter the Washington State workforce as information technology workers.
Mission: Your Future in IT will strive to ensure students have the right kind of information needed to effectively forge a rewarding and stimulating information technology (IT) educational and career pathway leading them towards successful careers in informational technology. The information, resources, guides, and planning tools provided aim to support, inform, and grow the number of Washington State’s IT college graduates and workers.
Funding: The State of Washington through the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology, hosted at Bellevue College, and through two 2012 Perkins grants through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board helped make the initial launch of this website possible. Contact maureen.majury@bellevuecollege for more information.