ITA News

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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ITA Students Program Games for Orchard Ridge Elementary School

Fri June 15, 2018

On May 1, 2018, Information Technology Academy (ITA) took ITA Madison Student Ambassadors to Orchard Ridge Elementary School for a Technology Road Show. The annual event aims to engage younger students through technology-based projects, and it is an opportunity to expose the elementary school community of students, teachers, and administrators to ITA’s program and mission…

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ITA Honors Class of 2018

Mon June 4, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 40 high school students were honored for completing UW-Madison’s Information Technology Academy (ITA), an initiative to provide intensive technology and college preparatory support to diverse and low-income students. All 40 students in this year’s graduating class were admitted to college. Twenty ITA participants gained admittance to UW-Madison, of whom seventeen will…

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