ITA News

Reflecting on Information Technology Academy Milestones in 2019

Mon December 30, 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, the Information Technology Academy (ITA) staff and students reflect upon the major milestones that occurred over the past year. That included celebrating 42 ITA graduates, learning and bonding during summer activities, kicking off the new academic year, and showcasing student work at the annual holiday luncheon.  As the 2018-19…

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ITA Students Shine at the 20th Holiday Luncheon

Fri December 20, 2019

Information Technology Academy (ITA) students showcased their work to friends and family during the 20th annual ITA Holiday Luncheon, held on Saturday, December 7th at UW-Madison’s Gordon Dining and Events Center. The event kicked off with a welcome from a Ho-Chunk drum group who also provided a song of thanks for the meal. The ITA…

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ITA Seniors Fatoumata Barrow & Ryan Jackson Stories Celebrated

Mon February 25, 2019

Recently, two Information Technology Academy (ITA) students were featured on the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) website for their accomplishments. Both Fatoumata Barrow from East High School and Ryan Jackson from La Follette High School shared how their participation in the ITA Madison program helped them succeed and gain admission to UW-Madison. Fatoumata “Fatou” Barrow’s…

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ITA Madison Event Helps Students Prep for Careers

Wed December 19, 2018

The Information Technology Academy’s Madison program (ITA Madison) hosted its inaugural Career Central event on Saturday, November 17 to help students consider and prepare for potential careers in the IT profession. The event featured guests such as Vickie Arenson, a recruitment coordinator with UW-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT), and activities tailored to each cohort.…

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ITA Students Complete Tech Internships

Tue August 21, 2018

Each summer, Information Technology Academy (ITA) students take their technology skills into their communities as they complete 60-hour internships. The internships push students to apply their skills to real-world issues, while gaining invaluable professional experience and exploring potential careers. For many, the experience helps students reflect on how their academic strengths and interests could be…

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