Join us for the IT Summit on May 20th

Community and technical college information technology faculty, program managers, advisors, and career services staff – please join us (virtually!) for the 2022 IT Summit on Friday, May 20th.

The IT Summit is an annual conference that brings together information technology faculty from all 34 of Washington’s community and technical colleges to discuss the latest trends in tech hiring, emerging technologies and skill requirements, and best practices in technology education. 

Washington’s community and technical colleges are a source of diverse and highly-skilled technical talent who are prepared with practical experience for careers in software and application development, network and systems administration, cybersecurity, IT support, web development and design, and other in-demand roles.  

The 2022 IT Summit will focus on hiring. As the need for technical talent is at an all-time high, Washington’s community and technical colleges are positioned to prepare tomorrow’s technical workforce and create meaningful opportunities for Washingtonians. To ensure that graduates are prepared with the skills that industry needs, the IT Summit will bring together faculty, hiring managers, talent acquisition leaders, and workforce strategists to discuss job pathways, critical technical and business skills, hiring processes, and diversity and equity initiatives. 


Building Washington’s Tech Workforce: IT Hiring in 2022 and Beyond 
Friday, May 20, 2022 
Virtual Event for Community & Technical College Technology Faculty 

We’re excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Laurie Guariglia. Laurie is the Vice President and regional information officer for Kaiser Permanente Washington. Laurie has more than 30 years of IT experience and will share her insights about how companies are approaching IT hiring, how your students can position themselves for technology roles, and the skills needed in today’s workplace.

Photo of Laurie Guariglia (opens in a new window)

Please check back for a detailed agenda and information on this year’s speakers.

The IT Summit is a free event but registration is required. Please fill out the registration form. (opens in a new window)



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