The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Euronet Worldwide will host a Technology Careers Town Hall Meeting featuring Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the opening speaker on Friday, Nov. 5.
The Town Hall Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Schueck, McCarty, Lexicon Inc. Auditorium in the Engineering and Information Technology Building at UA Little Rock. Gov. Hutchinson and the panelists will discuss career pathways and opportunities in technology with students at UA Little Rock. The goal of the Town Hall event is to encourage college students to pursue careers in coding.
“Euronet Software is a huge supporter of the great programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock,” said Tony Warren, Euronet Software president and managing director. “The university teaches students to be well rounded in all aspects of Information Technology (IT) and produces excellent candidates for our many job openings in IT. We are so honored that Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be speaking at the event. His actions to grow high-tech jobs in Arkansas are achieving phenomenal results.”
The panelists include Dr. Lawrence Whitman, dean of the UA Little Rock Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; David Sanders, technical product owner, Euronet; T.J. Mahaffey, software development manager, Euronet; Mary Gay Olsen, senior director of development, Euronet; and Jerry Horani, chief technology officer and chief information officer for VCC Construction. Joshua Carroll, client solutions architect, Euronet, and an announcer for Little Rock Trojans, will moderate the panel.
“As the governor has promoted computer science and coding in the state, we must ensure that our curriculum aligns with the changing opportunities in information technology,” Whitman said. “We are grateful that Euronet is hosting this town hall on our campus to support all the IT majors on campus. The career paths are much more than just becoming a coder, and the process to prepare and achieve the first IT job is different than it has been in the past. The panel will help students navigate to the first step in a rewarding career.”
Following the panel, students will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the panelists, and a pizza luncheon will be provided.