Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media Sector Team



Microsoft K-14 Portals for Faculty and Students

Microsoft Learn is a free, online training platform that helps users become proficient in technologies such as Azure, Microsoft 365, Teams, & more. Users can also earn industry-recognized Microsoft certifications. Learn how to access these customized learning paths for free.

CompTIA’s Lifelong Learning Resources for Students and Faculty

Learn the essential skills students need to get a job based on CompTIA’s latest research. This includes jobs relevant to CompTIA certifications and some outside of this space, like AI. James Stanger will also share CompTIA’s lifelong learning resources for students and faculty.

Cloud Curriculum Pathways and Updates in the LA/Orange Region

Learn all about Santa Monica College’s 15-unit Cloud Computing Certificate which prepares students to pursue a career in cloud computing and introduces students to AWS and Microsoft Azure technologies. The project team will share program details, challenges and successes.

2021 Hiring and Compensation Trends for Creative and Tech Jobs

The hiring landscape has been flipped on its head, drastically shifting from a candidate-driven market to one with greater unemployment. Still, companies are hiring. In this presentation from Robert Half, you’ll learn how companies are adapting their recruitment and retention strategies to the new normal — so you can plan your job-seeking strategies accordingly. Plus, what tech, creative and marketing positions and skills are now needed most and the most commonly offered benefits and perks among employers.

Cisco Networking Academy’s Talent Bridge Program: Connecting our Students to Opportunities in the Digital Workforce

Learn how to leverage Cisco Networking Academy’s Talent Bridge resources to help jumpstart students’ careers, including a demo of Cisco’s Matching Engine and LinkedIn network.

Programmable Infrastructure with Cisco DevNet Associate

Learn how DevNet Associate, a new career-ready course from Cisco Networking Academy, prepares students to lead today’s digital transformation toward programmable and software-defined networks.

How College Faculty Can Benefit From the Self-Taught Programmer Movement

Author and programming evangelist Cory Althoff will share how instructors can apply the lessons he learned helping 100K+ students teach themselves to program, to their own classrooms. Learn ways to keep new students engaged by using online groups and how students can successfully learn online in this COVID environment.

Google Career Certificates: Updates and How to Get Involved

Learn about exciting new updates to the program and how you can start engagement with the Google IT Support Professional Certificate at your school starting in Spring 2021. This informative webinar will also cover Google’s plan to launch new Certificates and how they are building a robust employer hiring consortium.

Cloud Curriculum Pathways: Updates and Coming Attractions in the Bay Region

ICT Educators and Administrators in the California Community Colleges Bay Region have been hard at work implementing a variety of cloud curriculum pathways. Get the latest on specific programs: Google Workspace, Model Curriculum, AWS Administrator, Salesforce and VR Apprenticeship.

What Educators Need to Know About the California Cybersecurity Career Education Pipeline and Pathway Project

Learn how the California Cybersecurity Career Education Pipeline and Pathway Project is involving K-12, community colleges and universities to build a robust career pipeline/pathway in California. 

How to Get Higher Transfer Rates in Computer Science Pathways

What are the California Community Colleges with the highest Computer Science transfer rates doing that sets them apart? Principal Investigator, Allison Marino interviewed administrators and educators at the top-ranking schools and shares success philosophies and common threads you’ll want to apply to your program.

The CAE Designation: What it Really Takes and Why it’s Worth the Effort

Nearly half of the colleges with the Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) designation in California are community colleges. Join Nancy Jones from Coastline College and Shawn Monsen from Sierra College to learn what it really takes to complete the application process and why it’s worth the effort.

One Year Update: The Google IT Support Professional Certificate’s Impact and How Colleges Can Get Involved

Over the past year, several college CEOs and faculty have contacted the ICT-DM Sector to find out how to implement the Google IT Certification on their campus. Learn about program updates, the one-year impact study, and how you can get involved during this informative webinar presented by Mara Lockowandt from JFF and Ricky Meyer from Google.

Insider Tips: Wireshark in Cybersecurity Training

Laura Chappell, Wireshark guru and leading cybercrime instructor, shares numerous tips focused on using Wireshark to detect network breaches and provide students with exercises to learn network forensics.

Cybersecurity Dual Enrollment Pathway at Cypress College

Students who complete Cypress College’s new K-12 dual enrollment cybersecurity pathway will earn certifications qualifying them for entry-level jobs in this field. They can also take advantage of Cypress College’s partnership with CSU Fullerton and UC Irvine.

Save Money on Certifications with CompTIA’s Academy Partner Program

Getting certified is critical for ICT students and faculty but is often very expensive. Colleges can hep ease the financial burden by joining CompTIA’s Academy Partner Program – for free! Learn how the program works and how easy it is to get stared.

Using Haiku Cyber Range for Cybersecurity Training

Sentek Global’s Haiku Cyber Range was selected as the competition platform for the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge, the 2019 California Mayors Cup and is used in many college classrooms to teach cybersecurity skills. See if it’s right for your campus AFA Cybercamps, CyberPatriot competitions, Maker Faires and more.

Cloudification of the IT Model Curriculum

Cloud-related curriculum is being implemented in a variety of ways throughout the California Community College system. Learn about options with AWS Educate, AWS Academy and others to determine what is right for your campus.

Choosing the Right Cyber Activities for Your Campus

Our panel of ICT-DM Regional Directors share what synergies exist across the state and how you can assess your department’s capacity for getting involved in competitions, cyber camps, after school programs and more.

Cisco Update: A New Streamlined Certification Program

Cisco has streamlined the CCNA, CCNP and CCIE certifications based on market demands and learner preferences. Understand the differences so you’ll know what has changed and what stays the same.

Promoting Community College Programs Through Cyber Competitions

The California Mayors Cyber Cup brings students, parents, teachers, government officials and business leaders together to bring cybersecurity awareness to communities and to help build a cybersecurity workforce in California. Learn how your college can get involved.

How WASTC Training Helps ICT Educators Stay Current

Since 2011, the Western Academy Support and Training Center has provided critical IT training to thousands of IT educators across the state. Learn what topics are covered and how you can participate.

Completing a 4-Year Degree in Cybersecurity Through the CA Community Colleges

Did you know that IT students at 10 California Community Colleges can complete their studies at National University and obtain Bachelor of Science degrees in Cybersecurity and IT Management? Learn more about these articulation agreements and how your campus can participate.


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