test of basic technology skills - some free spaces open
duttro at u.washington.edu
Thu Jan 27 17:07:42 PST 2000
This JUST arrived and I'm passing it on because it could be important to
those of you who will be graduating soon - particularly those of you without
GIS, but with basic technology skills. It will give you a great deal to
talk about in an interview and will help you appreciate the skills you
probably have already. And, if you should have any weak spots, find them
now, rather than later while you're in the middle of a job search.
See the Website for more information on what this is.
Here it is.
still a few spaces available for students who would like to participate in a
FREE pilot of the TeK.Xam being offered through UWired. It will be offered
again in April, but will cost $150. Karalee will be a speaker on our Career
Connections 2000 Digital Divide panel on Thursday, 2/3.
Susan Templeton, Career Counselor
Center for Career Services
stemplet at u.washington.edu.
From: Karalee Woody <karalee at u.washington.edu>
Date: Friday, January 21, 2000 10:23 AM
Subject: An opportunity for liberal arts students
>Please alert students to an upcoming event that
>may be of interest. UWired will be conducting Tek.Xam on
>The Tek.Xam certification exam was designed by college faculty and
>corporate human resource executives to help college graduates compete for
>job opportunities in today's technology-intensive business environment.
>The concept for the test originated with members of the Virginia
>Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), a 48-year-old, professionally
>staffed fundraising and programmatic collaborative of 15 independent
>colleges and supporting corporations.
>The on-line test measures technology skills and correlated problem-solving
>skills, and contains both multiple choice and performance task items. It
>provides a credential that can help bridge the gap between potential
>employees -- many of whom are liberal arts graduates -- and employers
>seeking to fill the many unfilled technology-intensive positions.
>This introductory exam will be offered free to the first 35 students to
>register. We will offer the exam again in April, for $150. per registrant.
>I will be delivering some flyers to your office later today. In the
>meantime, please see more information at
>Please let me know if you have any questions.
>Karalee Woody, Director
>UWired Labs and Outreach Programs
>Box 352931, 543-0682
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