. . . and congratulations! Becoming involved in the Information Technology Programs means you've taken a very important step toward you future. These innovative programs incorporate technical skills, business concepts and what we refer to as soft skills. This last category is my area of responsibility. My background is in corporate training. I’ve been at UALR since 1996 and along with my teaching responsibilities I am the Program Coordinator for IT. About Me
When you complete your IT Program, you'll leave with the essential tools that will give you the advantage in the 21st century workplace and contribute to your long term success.
What exactly are soft skills? These are the interpersonal skills that our corporate partners look for in perspective or current employees. Regardless of your career path, you will need to know how to work with other people in a positive and productive way. To achieve this goal, we focus on several soft skills areas which include:
- Problem Solving
- Team work
- Adapting to new technology
- Transferring knowledge to application
- Time management
- Verbal and written communication
- Visualize and conceptualize
- Ability to multi-task
- Understanding business culture
- Organizational skills
- Stress management
- Presentation skills
Whew! And that isn’t all we do. We want to help you develop your skills both technical and non-technical. Companies are looking for people who demonstrate initiative, have leadership ability, and a willingness to learn and adapt.
We work hard but we have a lot of fun in the process. The faculty team comes to the academic world from the corporate world. We know what it is like on the job in that arena and we bring that experience to the classroom.
Let us help you step into the future!