About San Francisco Information and Communication Technologies/Digital Media Education Pathways
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is a term widely used outside the U.S. to include computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, information systems and digital media technologies.
ICT is Hot!
There are thousands of unfilled information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital media (DM) jobs out there. Employers tell us they can’t find people with the skills they need. The reason? Too many people have the wrong perceptions about the jobs and what it takes to get them and don’t bother to go after the opportunities. The truth is you don’t have to be a math genius, a nerd, or a white or Asian male.
Tech is becoming a part of everything we do and the industry continues to grow and need more workers. ICT is changing how we work, no matter what we do, and now every organization needs tech workers to be successful, no matter what they do. And there’s no end in sight. In fact, nowadays, if you’re not “digitally literate” – comfortable with using computer, tablets, smartphones and the Internet – good employment opportunities of any kind are limited.
Whether you’re a high school or community college student thinking about what you want to do with your life or a job seeker thinking about going back to school for a new and better job, we hope this site will show how anyone with the curiosity and desire to go for it can get on the pathway to fun and well-paying ICT/DM careers.
This site and the information provided are outcomes of the San Francisco ICT Pathways Project, a collaborative effort led by the Mid-Pacific ICT Center (MPICT), an NSF ATE Center based at City College of San Francisco and funded by the BATEC Center of Excellence for Computing and Information Technologies. The mission of the SF ICT Pathways Project is to define, improve and promote education and career pathways so that more local students and job seekers are qualifying for jobs in ICT-related fields in San Francisco.