As one who works in the IT field, I along with others in tech, realize the evolving need to simplify, safeguard and further develop technologies. There is an ever increasing opportunity and need for well trained IT personnel and many career options that are and will be made available locally. Our local economy continues to evolve and big tech businesses that continue to moves to TRIC and USA will need qualified personnel.
As development of technology continues, jobs in tech: ethics, consumer privacy, security, AI, identity misuse, theft and Cybersecurity are growing. There are many certificates achievable online and locally from local public and private companies, schools and universities that can integrate into our school system to start a student tech career. This will help interested students propel into great paying jobs right out of high school or start a rewarding higher learning program into schools that will pave the way into uncharted rewarding careers.
Additionally, these careers in tech not only assist in creating new innovations, but will safeguard our communities technical future. Developing technologies further open up the need for ethical boundaries and safety, to our online experience, user identity and homeland security. The various platforms we use everyday as consumers, businesses people or simply for fun and leisure will need innovative protection. There are various threats on the rise of attempts on our citizens everyday from criminals in our country and from abroad. These criminal threats include, scam calls, spamming, fishing and other grooming threats and tactics used to exploit unsuspecting children, adults and seniors of our community. Our trailblazing students of washoe county; working with, our government and law enforcement can lead the way towards defending our citizens, simplifying and developing the next platform.
My acquaintances with others in information technology fields makes me an asset to the School Board as I understand how much technology is beneficial and how much is possibly detrimental to important human connections. I have studied BYOD technology which is similar to software programs needed to secure network access that which will need to be device deployed in distance learning plans using a platform from a vendor. In addition to distance learning strategy, if elected I will also partner with District IT and Engineers to review and enhance technology security and privacy strategy. I will be an advocate to the next generation of students wanting to pursue careers in tech, developing and safeguarding our virtual lives.
Children can be more than gamers…
There is more of a call on a kids life than that!