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When you have strong technology skills you can take control of your life and make a career out of solving problems.
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Help with Skills and Passion Wanted, Your Community

Add problem-solving savvy to technology skills, and anything is possible. Own your own businesses, develop a life-saving product, travel the world. Here are a few jobs that require these skills, and can get you out of the cubicle, into the world, and feeling good about what you do for a living.

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Not Your Average IT Work Day

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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The Pan American Games are a big event: 31 sporting venues, 364 medal events, 7,000 athletes, 1 million tickets sold, 650 hours of online coverage, and 23,000 volunteers. To connect the games to the world, technology-sponsor Cisco tapped local Cisco Networking Academies to build the technology to power the game.

Planning a Massive Network

Hands-on Learning Leads to an IT Career

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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To prepare for CCNA certification Nurayy Guerler, 32, studied networking hardware with her hands at SFZ Förderzentrum Academy in Chemnitz, Germany, a vocational training center for people with visual impairments. Though Nuray is legally blind, she is now a successful IT trainer at an engineering office.

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Funding, Preparation and Culture Keys to Securing Critical Infrastructure and Systems

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In Washington, D.C., the Trump administration’s focus on infrastructure investment has gained growing attention in the energy sector and intensified dialogue about how these assets are protected from both cyber and physical attack. To get a better sense of the risk environment, the administration issued an executive order in May mandating an assessment of the country’s resilience against cyber attacks.

Arrow Electronics Helps Guide Millennial Innovators in China Forward

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Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is collaborating with several top universities in China, including Beijing Jiaotong University, Shanghai University and Shenzhen University to organize its annual “Innovation Club” competition in China. The initiative aims to promote an innovative and stimulating environment for university students, challenging them to turn their creative ideas into innovative products that positively impact life. 

Arrow Electronics-Sponsored Student Team Takes 2nd Place at World Robot Olympiad

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A team of two German 15-year-old students sponsored by global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics won second place in the Open Junior category at the 2017 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals in San Jose, Costa Rica last month.

Chicago Area Reservoir to Save Estimated $114 Million in Flood and Pollution Reduction

Black & Veatch Designed-McCook Reservoir to Greatly Boost Flood Storage Capacity
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week celebrated the completion of the first phase of the McCook Reservoir project, a key component of MWRD’s plan to reduce flood damage and sewer overflow pollution in the Chicago area.

Avnet Sponsors The Not Impossible Awards Recognizing Emerging Technologies That Improve Lives

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PHOENIX, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others.

Hassalo on Eighth | A LEED Platinum EcoDistrict Development in Oregon

Providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design; energy analysis; and lighting design for a LEED Platinum EcoDistrict development in Oregon
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In the midst of a population boom, Portland is in need of more residential space. With the city’s current infrastructure not able to keep up with that need, new private developments have to accommodate a growing population without damaging the surrounding environment. Hassalo on Eighth was conceived as an EcoDistrict—a series of buildings that share sustainable energy, water, and waste infrastructure—to ease the city’s housing squeeze, revitalize a neighborhood in need of development, and allow its tenants to reduce their carbon footprint by nearly a third.

Balancing Modern Power: The Convergence of Natural Gas and the Electric Market

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One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power landscape.

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