There is an urgently high demand for IT skills in the workforce. Exposing students to IT careers and helping them develop IT skills will not only prepare students to succeed in an in-demand career field, it will also keep large employers by addressing their hiring needs. Urban communities, in particular, are increasingly looking to career pathways programs to help meet their workforce needs, and public two year colleges are often central to the partnerships that make pathways programs work.
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