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What is the IT Skills Gap?

What is the IT Skills Gap?

June 18, 2021 in Reskilling, Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Companies are feeling the burn of a post-pandemic labor shortage across the country. While this is good news for workers, it’s not so great for employers looking to bolster their staff. Specifically, it’s not great for companies seeking qualified IT talentWe already know there’s an IT talent shortage, but now the question is: how can we bridge the IT skills gap to foster a sound and productive IT workforce in our post-pandemic society? 

 

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What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

June 2, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talentWhile there are plenty of IT jobs to choose fromit’s important to outperform the competition by keeping your personal and professional skills sharp heading into interviews. We’re talking about Pro Dev, or Professional Developmentwhich encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills” (AKA the interpersonal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace).

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The Switch Up in Job Market Trends: Hospitality Jobs Decline While Tech Jobs Grow Through 2029

The Switch Up in Job Market Trends: Hospitality Jobs Decline While Tech Jobs Grow Through 2029

April 23, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

When the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its 2019-2029 employment projection report in September 2020, it didn’t account for COVID and its drastic effect to our job market. But when the Bureau updated its report earlier this year, it foretold a somber story for some industries and the beginning of a boom for others — thanks to COVID. 

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Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

March 8, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jenna Beckett

The 2021 celebration of International Women’s day is one that will likely be the most somber in recent history. We are going into March 8th with the harsh reality of the effects COVID-19 has had on the work force and how those effects disproportionately impact women. Smithsonian Magazine reports that between August and September of 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce completely. This exodus can largely be attributed to the increased domestic burden placed on women when schools around the country moved to a virtual learning model. When compared to the 216,000 men who left the workforce in the same period, the differences are disheartening to say the least.

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Live Virtual Training at Centriq

Live Virtual Training at Centriq

April 12, 2020 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

WhAT IS LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING: sAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT cENTRIQ

 

With the health and safety of our students and employee team being of utmost importance – and in compliance with government directives – Centriq Training has transitioned its entire operations to a hybrid workforce. All classes, all operations and all sales functions at Centriq are now operating on a hybrid schedule, with reporting locations split between in-person and remote operations. (Read about Centriq’s Response to COVID-19). Our classroom atmosphere is currently split between in-person learning along with our Live Virtual Training. In-person classes vary depending on the learning path and what classes better perform with in-person learning where our remote classes are taught through our Live Virtual Training. Both of these learning options prepare our students for learning the skills they need to advance in their IT career.

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‘Tis the Season to Job Search

‘Tis the Season to Job Search

December 23, 2019 in IT Career Program / by Alex Carnahan

Nobody is hiring over the holidays, so what’s the point in job searching…right? 

This is a common misconception and it can be very tempting to put your job search on hold over the holidays, but what most people don’t know is that it can actually be one of the best times to job search! Employers hire all year round, including the holiday season. In fact, for some businesses, the slower holiday season can mean even more time for hiring. 

Still not quite convinced to pause the holiday movies, put down the milk and cookies, and submit some applications? View the five reasons below to help get in the job searching spirit!  Read More