Tech Career In-Demand Skills Exploration

Are you considering learning new tech skills to boost your marketability and increase your income?

Everyone wins with career advancements gained by acquiring in-demand skills to compete in a tech-savvy workforce. Join us to explore some of these skills!

Whether you’re considering a job change, seeking a promotion with your current employer, or thinking about going independent, this event explores the current in-demand computer and tech skills.

Presented in four parts, we will explore the skill sets and provide self-help resources.

Part 1: Coding Skills

Tuesday, April 13th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Coders write instructions for computers, web pages, mobile apps, and more.

Maybe you’ve heard of HTML, a formatting language for creating web content. Or Javascript, a programming language that can animate web pages or have them interact with a database.

We will explore these and other types of coding implementations!


Part 2: Systems & Networking Skills

Tuesday, April 20th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Computer techs often begin their careers with expensive training and industry certifications that can alternatively be pursued independently with self-paced study tracks.

We will explore these resources, including building custom computers, basic networking, virtualization, and even simulation of legacy systems and microprocessors!


Part 3: Maker / Builder Skills

Tuesday, April 27th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Makers and builders get hands on to turn ideas into real world objects. Small scale robotics (like BattleBots) are one example of projects that are powered by single board computers (such as Raspberry Pi’s or Arduino’s) that are fun to learn as hobbies and can become profitable.

Google SketchUp is one of many 3D modeling/drawing apps for architectural, interior design, landscaping, film and even video game design! SolidWorks is one of many 3D CAD (computer-aided design) apps that is used by hobbyists and professionals for manufacturing design, and even for driving 3D printers!


Part 4: Creative Arts Skills

Tuesday, May 4th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Creative minds love tools to draw, manipulate images, and create/edit video content. Whether it’s helping your employer enhance their identity and marketing concepts, creating content for your own enterprise, or engaging with your clients, many tools are available to you.

We will explore graphics tools like Paint for the beginner, PhotoShop for the more-savvy, and PostScript/Ghostscript at the expert level. We will also explore video editing tools like PowerDirector 365 and Adobe Premiere Pro.