AIM Launches IT Career Exploration Tool

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“Set Your AIM” Explores the 6 I’s of IT: Integration, Investigation, Illumination, Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration

Set Your AIM
By redefining IT and linking to community opportunities, this site will help facilitate more people entering the IT pipeline.

AIM, a not-for-profit organization focused on building the IT community, is launching a new online experience to explore opportunities in the field of IT. The “Set Your AIM” site takes an innovative approach to describing IT in 6 I’s: Integration, Investigation, Illumination, Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration Technologies.

Set Your AIM links directly to IT educational programs and real IT jobs available in the community right now. Dr. Levi Thiele, Director of Research at AIM Careerlink, states that “by redefining IT and linking to community opportunities, this site will help facilitate more people entering the IT pipeline.”

While IT is the 4th fastest growing career field, it is also one of the fields with the greatest shortage of workers as the number of IT graduates across the United States is only half the number needed to grow the economy. Thiele states that the workforce is “facing an IT talent shortage and it's only going to worsen in the coming years. If we want to fill those IT jobs, we need to get more students in the IT pipeline now.”

AIM’s Set Your AIM campaign explores the various components of information technology through the 6 I’s. Click here to watch the video!

About AIM

AIM is a not-for-profit community organization that promotes technology to empower people, enhance organizations, and create brilliant communities. AIM’s signature services include: Careerlink – the region’s leading career development website, Infotec – the Midwest’s premier business and IT conference, and Hatchfund – a crowdfunding source for artists. For more information about our services – training, youth programs, research and more – visit http://www.careerlink.com.

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Cara Eccleston
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