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New Course Offering: Prepare Your Business for The Effects of COVID-19

9/3/2020 The Tombolo Institute is excited to introduce a new program, Innovation Lab, an intensive, seven-week program designed to help businesses acquire relevant business knowledge and adapt to the changed economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Startup425, we are even more excited to offer this program…

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Q&A with Albert Lewis Jr., M.Ed., Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development, Tombolo Institute

4/22/2020 How did Tombolo Institute come about and what is its mission? Albert Lewis: We recognized that there’s a skills gap in the Pacific Northwest as it relates to technology training, and that companies are always seeking well-qualified candidates. It used to be that big tech companies were almost exclusively…

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Going Beyond Learning Objectives: Setting Application and Impact Objectives for Training Programs

4/15/2020 The foundation for formal learning within an organization typically is based on learning objectives that guide curriculum development and a basic level of assessment—or “show us what you learned.” Indeed, most organizations seem to assume that if employees learn new skills and acquire knowledge, the benefits to the organization…

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The Rise of Online Learning

4/1/2020 At colleges across the United States, the rate of growth in online enrollment is outpacing that for on-campus enrollment. According to Inside Higher Ed, “The number of students taking at least one online course grew from 31.1 percent in 2016 to 33.1 percent in 2017 and 34.7 percent in 2018.” While online…

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Cloud Architecture has the Money, but not the Architects to Build it

1/6/2020 First off, let’s try to agree on something. Has cloud computing completely changed the way people and businesses are conducting their activities? If that premise is true, then shouldn’t we be looking at how jobs are being adjusted to reflect this new reality? Are we ready to face new challenges…

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Cybersecurity: Stable Jobs for an Unstable Future

1/6/2020 A recent CNBC article is making the prediction that jobseekers will be looking for positions that are going to be recession-proof, in light of all the predictions of an economic recession in the near future. One thing that’s clear from the article is that industry and academic institutions think cybersecurity is a…

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