Student Events

IT Career Conversations: Women in IT

September 15, 2023

Discover the journey of women in IT during this IT Career Conversation. Our panelists Aerin Kerbs, Jennifer Zacharia, Gwen Davis, and DeAngela Townsend-Brooks will share their journeys and insights about the Information Technology industry. Join our session to gain valuable information to fuel your own success.

IT Career Conversations: Electric Vehicles

September 29, 2023

Join David Brown (Co-founder of NexGen Interactive and Founder of the Minority Tech Alliance) in an engaging session as he dives into the world of Electric Vehicles. This session will provide valuable information about IT careers in the rapidly growing electric vehicle sector.

Passport to IT Careers 2023

October 10th, 2023

A one-day intensive program where students rotate through a series of interactive experiences including speed networking with IT professionals from a wide array of companies, researching and interviewing college and university reps to learn about regional educational options, and exploring NEO/local employment opportunities. Passport to IT Careers happens as part of the GCP’s All In for Tech Day and will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Cleveland.

IT Career Conversations: Cybersecurity

October 17, 2023

This IT Career Conversation features panelists Yasmin Abdul-Khaliq, Tim Thompson, and Melissa Jolly sharing their knowledge and experiences in Cybersecurity.

IT Career Conversations: Digital Innovation Accelerator 

Thursday, November 2, 2023

This IT Career Conversation features an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Jeff Arko, from Sherwin-William’s Digital Innovation Accelerator.  The conversation explores the dynamic landscape of digital innovation and its impact on businesses.

IT Career Conversations: Augmented & Virtual Reality Apps

Friday, December 1, 1 - 2PM

This IT Career Conversation is focused on augmented and virtual reality with the creator of Spherio, a customizable AR/VR creation app.  The conversation explores AR/VR, the possibilities to become an AR/VR creator today, and the jobs/career opportunities associated with AR/VR in the future.

IT Career Conversations: IT Support

Friday, December 8, 10-11 a.m.

IT support is as essential to a small company as it is to large corporations.  In this IT Career Conversation, you’ll meet with a local IT support company called NetworkinGuy’s, a small business IT support outsourcing company which has been in business for 20 years.

Blockchain Technology    

Thursday, January 11, 2024 -10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Blockchain technology is the foundational technology behind cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Join us for an IT Career Conversation focused on blockchain technology with Joe Ketcham, Senior Software Developer from the Federal Reserve Back of Cleveland to learn more about this dynamic and growing field of technology.

Data Mining & Data Science

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Democracy, by definition, is very participatory. Data Analysis can help. Join us for a career conversation focused on how large data sets can be used to foster civic engagement and positive change.

Oracle Applications Analyst

Friday, February 2, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This career conversation will feature information about how to understand business problems and opportunities and recommend solutions that enable an organization to achieve its goals by implementing an Oracle Cloud Module that focuses on accounts payable in Finance. Maanasa Humchad, an Oracle Applications Analyst will discuss supply chain management and the ways she implements Oracle Cloud at Sherwin Williams in IT Finance.

IT Career Conversations: Data Solutions Team

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Data is in Progressive’s DNA. This IT Career Conversation features a team from Progressive’s Data Solutions Department and explores how data is at the center of their customer experience strategy. The team from Progressive will include IT professionals that have experience as Data/Business Intelligence Analysts.

IT Career Conversations: IT Project Management 

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This IT Career Conversation features information about how an IT Project Manager plays a crucial role in planning, executing, and overseeing information technology projects within an organization. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the specified requirements. They play a multifaceted role, requiring a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and effective communication to successfully deliver IT projects.

Discover IT

March 4, 2024 – March 13, 2024

Discover IT is a new activity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Information Technology roles and functional areas, the requirements for success in IT careers, and the education they will need to pursuit a career in IT.

Discover IT is a new activity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Information Technology roles and functional areas, the requirements for success in IT careers, and the education they will need to pursuit a career in IT. Students will work individually or in teams to create a unique representation of their understanding of the Discover IT knowledge assets website. The activity is designed for all levels of high school students with or without experience in IT/tech programs. Teachers/educators will be provided with a variety of strategies to facilitate the activity based on their student’s familiarity with IT careers. Also, any teacher/educator can facilitate Discover IT, no IT knowledge is required. Students completing the Discover IT will have the opportunity to submit their completed activity to win their class prizes.

Discover IT

April 15, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Discover IT is a new activity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Information Technology roles and functional areas, the requirements for success in IT careers, and the education they will need to pursuit a career in IT.

Discover IT is a new activity for students to demonstrate their understanding of Information Technology roles and functional areas, the requirements for success in IT careers, and the education they will need to pursuit a career in IT. Students will work individually or in teams to create a unique representation of their understanding of the Discover IT knowledge assets website. The activity is designed for all levels of high school students with or without experience in IT/tech programs. Teachers/educators will be provided with a variety of strategies to facilitate the activity based on their student’s familiarity with IT careers. Also, any teacher/educator can facilitate Discover IT, no IT knowledge is required. Students completing the Discover IT will have the opportunity to submit their completed activity to win their class prizes.

Passport to IT Careers 2024

Wednesday, November 13, 2024 9am - 1pm at the IX Center

Passport to IT Careers is Northeast Ohio’s premiere youth IT talent event and a signature program of a regional portfolio of offerings available to local high schools.

The program, celebrating its 10th anniversary in October 2023, is a half-day career expo where over 700 high school students explore educational options, job opportunities, in their hometown to determine what it could mean for them to launch an IT career in Northeast Ohio.

A one-day intensive program where students rotate through a series of interactive experiences including speed networking with IT professionals from a wide array of companies, researching and interviewing college and university reps to learn about regional educational options, and exploring NEO/local employment opportunities. Passport to IT Careers happens as part of the GCP’s All In for Tech Day and will be held at the Renaissance Downtown Cleveland.