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Information Technology Across Career Clusters

Joyce Malyn-Smith, PI Center for Education, Employment and Community at EDC Steve Webb, Director Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute Cecil Community College, MD
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Disconnect
Education System IT World
Industry Professionals & Workers: Programmers, System Analysts, Network Managers, Technicians, etc. Professional Users: CAD engineers, E-traders Usersfor work: Accountants, Architects, Writers Usersfor learning: Students and Workers Usersfor living: On-line Shoppers, Check-writers, Websurfers

4-year college

2-year college

Certificate programs

Gr. 9-12 Work-based Learning (Internships Mentoring & other) Programming Science Math Gr. 7-8 IT World Exploration

Gr. 1-6 IT World Awareness

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Making Sense of IT for Learning, Living & Working


NSF IT Applications Across Careers is focused in this area IT INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TECHNICAL SKILLS/COMPETENCIES IT INTEGRATION APPLICATION-INTENSIVE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES IT Career Cluster Initiative is focused in this area

Public Education & Administration/ Training Government Scientific, Research, Engineering & Technical
IT SCANS Hardware IT Hardware for Software LEARNING Multimedia/Web & LIVING: Systems Integration K-LIFELONG
TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Agriculture/ Natural Resources Construction Manufacturing Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Wholesale/ Retail Sales & Service Financial Services

HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE Design Development

HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE Support Management

Legal & Protective Services Arts & AudioVisual Communications Human Services

HARDWARE/ HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE SOFTWARE Support Design Management Development

Health Science

Business & Administration

Hospitality & Tourism

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IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. In addition to career opportunities in the IT industry, IT careers are available in every sector of the economy, from Financial Services to Medical Services, Business to Engineering.

The IT Career Development Model


LIFELONG LEARNING
IT DEGREE PROGRAMS AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS Examples: Computer/Information Systems Analyst, Computer/Information Scientist, Computer Security Specialist Software or Hardware Engineer, Programmer CAREER CONCENTRATIONS/PATHWAYS Network Systems
Network Design &

EMPLOYMENT

Information Support & Services


Database Development & Administration Enterprise Systems Analysis & Integration Technical Support Technical Writer

Administration

Programming & Software Interactive Media Development Digital Media Programming/Software Web Development & Engineering Administration

New & Emerging Applications CORE KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Academic Foundations Communications Information Technology Applications Systems Safety, Health and Environmental Leadership and Teamwork Ethics and Legal Responsibilities Employability and Career Development Technical Skills

ACADEMIC FOUNDATION/INTENSIVE IT CAREER EXPLORATION IT Fluency: Career Exploration and IT Skills for Work IT Literacy: Career Awareness and IT Skills for Learning

IT Pathway Pipeline Model NWCET Skill Standards for Information Technology The Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile

SOURCES

Model revised 10-18-02 - Version 10 2002, EDC

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ICT Literacy Definition


ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) literacy is using digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge society. The five critical components of ICT literacy are:
Access - knowing about and knowing to collect and/or retrieve information Access knowing about and knowing how to collect and/or retrieve information Manage applying an existing organizational or classification scheme Integrate interpreting and representing information. It involves summarizing, comparing and contrasting Evaluate making judgments about the quality, relevance, usefulness, or efficiency of information. Create generating information by adapting, applying, designing, inventing, or authoring information.
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IDEF Activity Box Overview


Controls
(constraints on an activity, e.g., procedures, budgets, policies, laws, regulations etc.)

Inputs
(what is required before an activity can occur, e.g., purchase order, supervisors signature, etc.)

Function or Activity (Verb Phase)

Outputs
(what is produced by an activity, e.g., reports, products, etc.)

(what enables an activity, e.g., equipment, personnel assignments, etc.)

Mechanisms

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Integrate Information
CONTROLS: e.g. Cost, Schedule, protocol, laws, regulations
Summarize, compare, and contrast information

INPUT: Raw data, information

OUTPUT: Interpreted information; conclusions, reports, presentations

MECHANISMS: IT tools used to summarize, compare and contrast information Such as: spreadsheet visualization system statistical analysis tools

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ITAC Phase 1 NSF ATE


Develop/articulate bank of IT skills across clusters

Validate those skills with Advisory Committees of the six clusters


Develop/pilot lessons/assessments to be integrated into cluster content Create/disseminate ITAC Resource Guides

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Clusters and Pilot Sites


Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cecil Community College, DE

Manufacturing Fox Valley Technical College, WI


Health Science Loraine Community College, OH Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Kirkwood Community College, IA Education and Training Lansing Community College, MI Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Hudson Valley Community College, NY
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ITAC Phase 1
Develop a bank of IT Applications language and validate in 6 career clusters Develop a web-based resource for instructors to access information on how IT is used in clusters Build capacity of 6 teams of community college faculty to develop scenario-based curriculum and assessments; and Create six web-based IT Applications Resource Guides to enhance instruction in community colleges.

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ITAC Phase 2 Clusters


Validate bank of IT Applications language in 4 additional career clusters Build capacity of 4 teams of community college faculty to develop scenario-based curriculum and assessments; and four web-based IT Applications Resource Guides to enhance instruction in community colleges. Establish peer support network to guide faculty teams Create web resource as clearinghouse for IT applications across all careers

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Core IT Skills Found Across Clusters


Personal Information Management (PIM) Productivity Electronic Mail Internet Writing/Publishing Presentation Software Database Collaborative Groupware Computer-based Equipment Geographic Information/Global Positioning

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For More Information Contact


Linda Scott Project Coordinator Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street Newton, MA 02458 lscott@edc.org 617-618-2170

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