I am so excited to share the good news about my first ever full-ride college scholarship for a student going into the tech field! Partnering with my alma mater, Arizona State University, THE KIM KOMANDO CIS SCHOLARSHIP was established to support a female student majoring in Computer Information Systems, but all are welcome to apply! As the only woman in my class, graduating at the top of my class, this is an opportunity to share in that experience, give back, and help make dreams come true.
In the fast-paced industry of tech, it is so important that we support the next generation of innovators who will continue to pave the road ahead… and those innovators will be needed! Research firms are reporting that the tech industry has surpassed 6.7 million workers and continues to grow! Take a look at some stats in tech, and the opportunities available.
According to key findings from think tank CompTIA:
Over 6 million tech professionals are in the U.S. today.
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs are added to this industry each year.
Techies earn over 100% more in salary than the average private sector wage.
Over $700 billion is paid in salaries each year.
Almost 1,000,000 job openings are posted each year.
It’s a great time to be in tech now more than ever, and I want to share the enthusiasm and anticipation for what our next leaders will create. Please share the good news with your friends and family, and thank you for your support of The Kim Komando Show!
The scholarship opens for applications September 2018.