ACU's iSchool brings local IT professionals together

Posted June 03, 2010

Information technology provides a major boost to the Abilene economy, and ACU's School of Information Technology is poised to help. In April, the SITC brought more than 35 IT professionals from the community together to network and learn more about IT development in Abilene.

"Every couple of years, the SITC reaches out to the community and brings these professionals together," says Dr. Tim Coburn, SITC director. "Our first goal is to give them a chance to network with each other and with ACU faculty. We are also trying to draw more communityattention to IT because it offers so many opportunities for growth in Abilene."

To help these professionals understand how the Abilene community can work with them, Richard Burdine, CEO of the Development Corporation of Abilene, addressed the participants, updating them on new initiatives to bring more IT opportunities into the city.

Representatives from a variety of local businesses, including First Technology Services, Abilene Independent School District, Dyess Air Force Base, Genesis Network Solutions and IBM, had the opportunity to speak with a number of ACU faculty members.

"Events like these help the SITC discover a lot of internship and job opportunities for our students," says Coburn.

For more information about ACU's School of Information Technology, visit the ACU website.


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