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High-demand careers, new IT degrees, community meetings

May 06, 2014

Hello friends of Project>Login! Our statewide network of computing and IT ambassadors is growing, and we're continuing to gather and share their knowledge about new learning and career opportunities here in Maine. Read on!

Maine's community colleges launch new IT programs statewide

\nAfter nearly a year of planning, Maine's community colleges are offering over a dozen new training opportunities in information technology starting this summer. When combined with the new BS in IT program being offered this fall through USM, CMCC, SMCC, and YCCC, Maine learners who are sparked by computing technology now have even more learning pathways to explore and pursue. More:

The hottest computing and IT careers in Maine through 2020

\nDid you know that systems analysis, software development, and network administration are the computing and IT careers in greatest demand here in Maine through 2020? Do you want to find out what education and experience those careers require? Our "Explore the Professions" dashboards now feature national and state research including the employment outlook for Maine and resources for students and those who guide them. Take a look.

Share your knowledge at a community meeting in Bangor or Portland this month

Are you interested in discussing the IT profession in Maine, encouraging more women to enter the field, developing mobile apps and games, or exploring potential collaborations with the MIT Media Lab ... all while meeting some cool people? If so, please join us for our first Project>Login roundtable discussions in Bangor or Portland this month. Led by program director Jay Collier, you'll learn what's happening, and how you can help. We're planning on small, informal gatherings of 10 to 20 professionals, students, and educators, so please RSVP (if you haven't already) so we have enough food! BANGOR (Orono) - Friday, May 16, 5-7pm

PORTLAND - Thursday, May 29, 5-7pm

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