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Talk to IT Professionals Before Choosing Classes

April 2, 2012 | Alberta

The need for professionals in the technological sphere is on the rise, particularly when it comes to computer support specialists, IT systems analysts and network engineers, according to the Information Technology Association of Canada.

For those who are interested in starting a career in technology, finding a program at a technical institute or career-based college can be beneficial to jump-starting a career. Today's employers wish to interview and hire students with the specific skills needed for the job instead of spending excessive time training them step by step.

To figure out exactly which traits they may need, students should talk to seasoned professionals who have had experience in the field. By asking them how they got to their position, what they like most and least about their jobs and different steps they would have taken if they could start over, aspiring IT workers can gain useful insight as they plan out their future careers.

Typically, students choose from a long list of courses to complete the requirements for the specific program. By discussing IT trends with professionals before choosing a program, they can gain an insider's advantage, as they may know which subjects are more important than others. A young adult may decide that the Network Systems Engineer program at CDI College could be valuable to their future in the field. For more information on the course outline, fill out the form on the right.

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