ABOUT TECHNOLOGY NIGHT
We recognize that high school and college students often do not know much about Information Technology careers or they may have a very narrow view. As a result of the challenging economy, many schools have had to reduce their technology focused courses. OIT’s goal is to educate students to the possibilities of Information Technology as an exciting and very viable career path. In addition to talking about the technology aspects, we also stress the importance of teamwork, collaboration, creative problem solving and endless learning opportunities. This event is fun and interactive.
WHEN AND WHERE IS TECH NIGHT?
We will hold the 2nd Annual TECH NIGHT on MARCH 20, 2014 at Central Maine Commerce Center, Florian Hall in Augusta, Maine. Click here for Directions.
We held our first Technology Night (TECH NIGHT) on March 14, 2013 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A sample of information about the events can be found is the Tech Night: Flyer: HTML or PDF ; or contact us via Email: TechNight.OIT@maine.gov
WHO ATTENDS TECH NIGHT?
To gain participation, invitations are sent to schools in the local area or those school leaders with an interest to attend. We collaborate with Stakeholders at all level: educators, students, parents, technology professionals, colleges, and vendors. We keep the group fairly small (35-45 students) and involve them in activities that allow them to meet members of our agency, learn about some of the technology that the different agencies use throughout the State and give them a chance to experience some of those technologies directly through hands-on activities.
WHAT CAN MY STUDENTS AND I EXPECT?
The event begins at 3:30 with a welcome note from Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer followed by a Technology Fair that displays a variety of technologies that the State utilizes. The Tech Fair is staffed by OIT employees who will demonstrate technology and talk with students about IT careers as they browse the exhibits. We have a display of vintage equipment, a GIS demo as well as other items planned.