WCC Software Development Career Launch Program – November Update

By November 19, 2020Community, TAGNW

Thank you to all who have participated in the WCC Software Development Program thus far!

Program progress continues in parallel with the academic team focusing on completing a draft curriculum, and the administrative team focusing on establishing program partnerships.

Our next step is to formally establish our industry partners of the program. Generally, this is an arrangement with an organization documenting interest to participate in the program once launched, including guest speaking roles, hosting student interns, and optional/potential recruiting activities, etc. Partnership is not binding, but indicates interest and capacity to participate. This allows us to document the community support of the program for our submission early next year and prepare to launch in fall 2021! We would be especially excited to have our student interns hosted with local businesses — strengthening local recruiting efforts and retaining these new talents in our community.

A reminder that our first student internship targets are Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters of the second year of the program (January-September 2023).

Linked is our Industry Partnership Overview document. We invite all potential Industry Partners to review! Please reply to Michael Gan, Executive Director of TAGNW, at director@tagnw.org to discuss the participation of your organization.

Also linked is the result of our DACUM Workshop (“Develop A CurrculUM”) as an updated DACUM Chart and Summary. This captures the skills, competencies, and qualities desired of a Software Development program graduate as provided by our community input campaign and our other collaborative efforts throughout the state. We expect to provide the draft curriculum in early/mid December for final review.

The feedback throughout our community input campaign via survey, focus group discussion, and curriculum development workshop has been fantastic and very much appreciated. We look forward to launching the WCC Software Development Program with partnerships throughout our community.