Lewis and Clark Community College is beginning a new student chapter. The aitp, Association of Information Technology Professionals, group on L&C’S campus is advised by Doyle McClellan, the new head of the Computer Networking program on L&C’s campus. In support of the group, McClellan wishes to set up a lab room that aitp members will have available for use. Students will be able to assist each other by forming study groups, book lending and other beneficial perks to being in a social organization.
Aitp is the community of IT knowledge centers on enabling the IT profession by advancing its members to their full potential as a professional. It is their goal to provide programs for advancing technology and business skills, leadership development opportunities, networking, peer mentoring and knowledge sharing, and online resources.
As an aitp member, individuals will encounter many opportunities:
- Meet people working in the same field of interest
- Learn about career and business opportunities
- Stay abreast of industry trends
- Polish your leadership skills
- Converge your technology skills with business skills
- Build lifelong relationships
- Stay Connected with the world of the new IT profession
According to a member in the group, “IT people work well with computers and their peers. However, when it comes to situations outside of the group, we tend to have difficulty at interacting. Our group will help alleviate this by creating events and situations where by we will form bonds with our fellow students and faculty. In addition to this, the group wants to ensure that they are the best IT group around.”
There will be two opportunities to make it to the first meeting. They initial meeting will be held on both October 29 and October 30. This will help ensure that all interested students may attend the initial meeting. The first meeting several issues will be discussed. For example, the advantages of being a part of aitp, membership and dues, officer positions, events, and promoting the group.