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ICT Sector


Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support all rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking,  telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay. More than 70 percent of jobs in this sector require a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Networking Pathway
Students in the Networking pathway prepare for careers that involve network analysis, planning, and implementation, including the design, installation, maintenance, and management of network systems. The successful establishment, maintenance, and securing of information and communication technologies infrastructure is critical to the success of every twenty-first-century organization. Employment continues to grow for persons with expertise in networking. Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
 
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Telecommunication Specialist
 
Software and Systems Development Pathway
Students in the Software and Systems Development pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy. Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
 
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer/Applications
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist