"Employer feedback is critically important when responding to the educational needs of students and impacting the workforce," said Kevin M. Modany, CEO of ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Tech's nationwide program advisory committees complete semi-annual surveys, visit campuses, and provide feedback on the school's curricula to help shape the future of ITT Tech programs. They also provide advice on lab equipment, faculty recruitment, and professional development.
Participating employers, such as Vivint, Inc., Nucor Corporation and KJWW Engineering Consultants, come from a variety of fields, representing businesses and government entities on the local, regional and national level.
Michael Williams, a graduate of ITT Tech, said his program advisory committee involvement is invaluable to his firm Canam Electric LLC as they look for AutoCAD technicians. "Our input helps ITT Tech provide the most effective training," said Williams. "We can also bring them insight from our experience in the working world."
Here are some examples of the areas in which participating employers gave high marks to ITT Tech graduates who have been employed at their organizations as being either well-prepared or extremely well-prepared for specific skills:
In Information Technology:
- Applying information technology skills to solving information systems security problems
- Applying critical thinking skills to assess arguments, proposals and solutions
In Electronics Technology:
- Demonstrating technical skills in practical applications of computers, networking and programming
- Analyzing, implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting integrated circuits and systems
In Graphics Communications and Design:
- Contributing as a team member
- Meeting expectations for personal conduct and product quality
Participating employers also meet to review and discuss industry trends, as well as the demands of the local employment market. The feedback helps administrators not only create programs but professional development initiatives to meet the needs of STEM-related and technology-focused industries.
About ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI) provides technology-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its accredited postsecondary institutions, ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College, to help students develop skills and knowledge that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields. It owns and operates more than 130 ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College. ITT/ESI serves approximately 40,000 students as of June 30, 2016 at its campuses in 39 states and online. Through the Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute, ITT/ESI provides short-term information technology and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals. Headquartered in Carmel, IN, ITT/ESI has been actively involved in the higher education community since 1969 and can be found online at www.ittesi.com.
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