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WITI National Members Survey

WITI National Members Survey

We’re excited to announce our 2017 Women in Tech Survey!

This year, we again partnered with 451 Research, and invited our new partner Randstad Technologies, to create our Women in Tech Survey. 2017’s survey will help us better understand the successes and obstacles prevalent in our industry. Like last year, we will use the survey data to produce a comprehensive report.

Thank you to all who participated in last year’s impactful survey by contributing your unique perspectives. This year’s survey is designed to build off last year’s results and we will again share the final report and data with all participants.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and we will greatly appreciate your participation.

Take the Survey: https://survey.451research.com/jfe/form/SV_9uZ0rlsc16XxCMR

2017 Internship Provider Orientation – M-DCPS – Jun 14 and 15

2017 Internship Provider Orientation – M-DCPS – Jun 14 and 15

Internship provider orientation will include review of the Internship provider handbook, rules and procedures of the Summer Youth Internship Program.

Select the Date and Time to RSVP

Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus
Building R, Room R402/R403
Complimentary Parking in Lot #8
Parking Pass issued upon receipt of RSVP
11011 SW 104th Street, Miami, FL 33176
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
Building 3, Room 3208
Complimentary Parking in Building 7
Use 5th Street Entrance to Parking Garage
300 NE Second Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Join Mary Spio and other top speakers at the 2nd Annual NAF Student Industry Conference – May 20

Join Mary Spio and other top speakers at the 2nd Annual NAF Student Industry Conference – May 20

Paving the Way To A Better Future

Taking place on May 20th 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the 2nd Annual National Academy Foundation Student Industry Conference is the perfect opportunity for South Florida businesses to meet and interact with our future workforce.

The conference is hosted by Miami Dade County Public Schools’ NAF Academies of Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism. The conference creates pathways to success for students through insightful sessions and internship interviews directly with industry professionals.

Keynote Speaker:

Mary-Spio-photo-195x300Mary Spio, author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game- Changing Traits for Uncommon Success is best known for creating and holding patents on the technology used to digitally release feature films over satellite and for demographically targeted distribution of cinema content (alternate endings). The technology was commercialized via Boeing Digital Cinema and Lucas Films. Today the technology is widely used as an accepted, cost saving, modern alternative for scores of major films. Mary is the founder of Next Galaxy Corp a leading content and technology solutions company creating CEEK – a fully immersive social platform for accessing virtual reality and augmented reality content. Spio’s companies have created content and or technology for global titans including Microsoft XBOX, Coca Cola Company, Tribune News Company (Parent of LA Times, Chicago Times etc.), Emmis Communications, Billboard Awards, Lincoln-Ford and scores of iconic celebrities, retailers, radio station groups and much more

Call for Sponsors / Speakers:

Sponsorship opportunities.

Miami NAF Academy Advisory Boards will unite to host the 2nd Annual Mega NAF Student Industry Conference for the Academies of Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Health Sciences, and Hospitality and Tourism. Approximately 1500 students will attend this event on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) our Host Sponsor. If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event, please follow the links below.

College / Career Fair Table click here


Sponsors click here to sign-up


Speakers click here to sign-up




Video – Alex Funkhouser gives Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Video – Alex Funkhouser gives Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Thursday, January 22nd, Tallahassee, Alex Funkhouser, CEO of SherlockTalent presented the case for South Florida Career and Professional Education Academies (CAPE) and the value, and benefits of certification programs to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education in Tallahassee last Thursday.

Under consideration by the subcommittee is the appropriation of $97m in local K-12 funding initiatives, $48m of which goes away because it’s non-recurring and $277m for Higher Education local projects,  $118m of which goes away because it’s non-recurring.

The Subcommittee is tasked with considering how to fund new and old projects as well as how to fund education initiatives put forward by governor Scott.

You can see a video of Alex’s testimony here, starting at 50:25

GetMyInterns.org – Register your company’s Internship Positions

GetMyInterns.org – Register your company’s Internship Positions

Resumes are flowing into GetMyInterns.org and now is the time for employers to be adding internship opportunities to their summer schedule.

Please register your company’s Internship Positions today at GetMyInterns.org

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Promotional Buttons, Banners and Embed codes are now available for this important program. Please visit the Button Page and add to your website and upcoming newsletters.

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When you participate in a summer internship program, your company will benefit from the efforts of enthusiastic, prepared, and highly conscientious workers and get the chance to train and recruit future employees.

Productive Workforce

Interns strengthen the companies in which they work and develop a more productive workforce in our community.

Support Your Schools

Support your community by giving back to students and take pride in knowing that your company made a difference in the lives of many young people.




100,000 Win8 devices to Miami-Dade students

100,000 Win8 devices to Miami-Dade students

I’m proud to share that the Miami Dade High School System has officially announced that they will be launching 100,000  HP and Lenovo Windows 8 devices for elementary school children along with some 7th and 9th grade students.  I have been involved with the school system since starting with Microsoft in the summer, and couldn’t be more proud to see them moving in this direction!  You can check out the article here

Thank you, James Quick, Microsoft

Original article

The Miami-Dade County school district announced Thursday that it will launch a 1-to-1 computing initiative this spring, providing Hewlett Packard and Lenovo Windows 8 devices to students throughout the 350,000-student school district.

This announcement comes after a 1-to-1 computing initiative was delayed last year due to concerns about similarly ambitious efforts around the country having run into problems, perhaps most notably in the Los Angeles school district, where a highly publicized technology rollout has faced a series of setbacks.

This digital transformation will put 100,000 HP and Lenovo Windows 8 devices in the hands of elementary school children, along with select 7th and 9th grade students.

In addition to the HP and Lenovo devices, the plan calls for 10,000 interactive boards to be added to classrooms in the district. Microsoft Corp. will provide Office 365 software for all district students to use along with Skydrive, a cloud-based storage system.

Microsoft will also provide technical support to ensure that the wireless devices run education applications properly.

“This is a long-term commitment,” said Margo Day, vice president of U.S. Education for Microsoft Corp., in an interview with Education Week. “We wanted to partner with Miami-Dade County because they have an instructional model that allows students to learn in a personalized way.”

In addition to Microsoft Office software being available to all students and instructors in the district at no cost, Miami-Dade county will begin using Bing for Schools, which is an ad-free, high-security web browser. All teachers will be enrolled in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Network where they are provided with professional development to utilize the technology in their classrooms.

“We want to play a role in helping teachers bridge the learning gap,” said Day.

“Technology, by itself, is not going to close the achievement gap between the rich and the poor, a gap that threatens so many of our minority students,” said Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho in a statement.  “But when technology is used correctly, we have seen powerful results.”

Miami-Dade County is the fourth largest school system  in the country. Houston and Madison, Wisc., have also made recent announcements about launching 1-to-1 computing initiatives in their school districts.

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog

By guest blogger Danielle Wilson