Supporting Minnesotans with ASD to Get Jobs in Technology Fields

Post Secondary Education

Dakota County Technical College/TRiO Students

Five young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are pursuing degree programs at Dakota County Technical College in the Software Development, Video Production, Graphic Design, Accounting, and Nanoscience fields. They were featured presenters, each talking about their education and career goals at the Leadership Summit Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Autism and Employment Forum. More...


Businesses hire people with college degrees, paid work experiences, and additional certifications. In reviewing college programs in Minnesota, the following schools prepare students for careers in the technology and digital media fields.

College Autism Spectrum

College Autism Spectrum is an independent organization of professional located in St. Paul.
They are dedicated to assisting students with ASD explore and navigate college options.

College Autism Spectrum:
www.collegeautismspectrum.com/media/collegeautismspectrum-brochure.pdf


Macalester College

List of Minnesota Colleges: 09-MNC-DQ.pdf


From Document Imaging to Super Computer

Aaron Erdman is a full time student in the Information and Telecommunications Technology Program at Century College in White Bear Lake. He will graduate in Spring 2011 with an associate in science degree and plans to continue his education at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2011. Read his story...

Aaron Erdman

Microsoft Career Portal

Microsoft has created a "career portal" to learn about jobs and careers in the IT field, how to obtain Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status, and training and certification resources.

www.microsoft.com/learning/career/en/us/default.aspx


Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

The MHTA promotes the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology based economy through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

www.mhta.org


Minnesota Force Collaborative

The collaborative is a statewide network of volunteers from IT industry business, education, training, and workforce development communities who are working together to Close the IT Talent Gap.

www.mnitworkforce.org


Advance IT Minnesota

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and managed by Metropolitan State University, Advance IT Minnesota engages learners, educators, and the IT professional community.

www.advanceitmn.org