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Dataseam Students Participating in Paid Apprenticeship Program

 

Whitley County High School students Samuel “Blake” McCullah, Connor Wilson, Morgan Mckiddy, and Hancock County High School student Casey Baize were honored by EWDC Deputy Secretary Josh Benton, Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester), and Representative Regina Huff (R-Williamsburg) for their participation in the Dataseam IT Support Specialist Apprenticeship Program.

The Dataseam IT Support Specialist Apprenticeship Program was created to help high school student gain hands-on work experience, earn professional certifications, and graduate with a better career focus.  In the paid apprenticeship students will work along side experienced professionals to maintain, configure, install, repair and trouble shoot computer, network and software at the school.

This paid apprentice program is the first of its kind registered by the federal government and Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet for high school students.

Dataseam is uniquely qualified to help prepare the next generation of information technology specialist.  The company collaborates with 38 school districts across Kentucky to manage one of the world’s larges computing clouds for research.  Dataseam provides industry certifications and technical support to help school IT professionals better support and utilize education technology.

“Congratulations to Dataseam of Kentucky on the creation of a new information technology Registered Apprenticeship program,” EWDC SecretaryDerrick Ramsey said. “This program allows apprentices to earn on the job while receiving state of the art training in careers with excellent stability and growth potential.”

“Through this program, students will receive practical instruction, hands-on experience, mentoring. They will experience available career options in the field of Information Technology,” said Whitley County Superintendent John Siler.  “Dataseam will supply our district with over $15,000 of computers to benefit all students. I am so appreciative of this opportunity to collaborate with Dataseam to increase opportunities for our students to gain real-life, hands-on experience leading to certifications and college credit for them while they are still in high school.”

“We are eager to add this IT Apprenticeship aspect to the existing statewide Dataseam ecosystem,” said Dataseam CEO, Brian Gupton. “Growing this segment of the Commonwealth’s future workforce helps to facilitate additional next-generation opportunity for more Kentuckians.  Dataseam is proud of the partnerships working together to be a part of the solution.”

The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet acts as the governing body for Registered Apprenticeships in Kentucky, and provides technical and consultative services to employers. The “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” campaign was launched in 2016 to signal the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s commitment to strengthening and growing Registered Apprenticeships across the Commonwealth. For more information, visithttps://educationcabinet.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Follow the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet on Facebookand Twitterfor all the latest updates. For more information about the cabinet, visit https://educationcabinet.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Dataseam built and manages one of the most powerful cloud-based high performance computing environments in the world to benefit education, research and economic development in the state of Kentucky. Important cancer research is completed on a network of over 9,000 computers in 38 school districts. Participating School districts benefit from college scholarships, professional training and certifications, and student apprentice programs.  For more information on how to get involved with this apprenticeship program, visit http://www.kydataseam.com/

Academic Fun at Morehead State University Summer Camps

Checkout the lineup of 2018 summer camps offered by Craft Academy at Morehead State University.  SPACETREK, Space Science for young women.  BLAST OFF, design an experiment to go to the International Space Station.  THE FINAL CUT, film making workshop.  TAKE FLIGHT, build, fly and race drones.  For a complete listing of camp information and registration visit.  http://www.moreheadstate.edu/Academics/Craft-Academy/Summer-Programs-and-Camps

Deadline for registration extended to April 30.

 

Wild Winners of the 2018 Dataseam Sci-Fi Project

New worlds.  New ways of viewing our world.  New ways to go forward or not.  The Dataseam Si-Fi Project recognizes the blend of science and imagination that creates an important genre of Science Fiction.  We have to imagine the world before we can create it.  We have to see the possibilities before we can work toward making them real.

Best of Show Winner – The Weapon

Writing Winner – Mazatlan

Movie Winner – The Time Ripple

Visual Art Winner – Guardian Rofaz

Visual Art Merit Award – Trappist-1

Movie Winner (Middle School) – The Chronicles of Schneidonia

Congratulations to winners of the 2018 Dataseam Sci-Fi Project.  Thank you to all the entries who shared their talent and insight.

The Kentucky Aerospace Industry accounts for billions of dollars in exports every year and Morehead State University Space Science program is a world leader in small satellite development, testing and tracking.

 

UofL Today Radio Show Features Dataseam and Important Cancer Research

Dataseam CEO Brian Gupton and UofL Brown Cancer Center Deputy Director, Dr. John Trent, discuss Dataseam’s value providing computers to school classrooms across Kentucky while delivering computer power to cancer researchers at UofL. The story is the first feature segment on UofL Today with Mark Hebert radio show.

Listen to the story: UofL Today with Mark Hebert: Dataseam/Cancer Research.

Originally aired on FM 93.9, March 12, 2018.

Regional Academy Planning Grants for Kentucky K-12

(Frankfort, Ky) – The Kentucky New Skills for Youth (NSFY) Program provides up to $125,000 in planning funds to local school districts, to transition state and locally-operated technical centers into regional academies.  Collaboration of two or more school districts, a technical center, a postsecondary partner, a community partner, and employer engagement is required.  For more information, including how to apply visit  https://education.ky.gov/CTE/nsfy/Pages/KY-NSFY-P2.aspx  Deadline for application is March 26, 2018.

Funding made possible by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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