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Registration Opens for CDT’s Emerging IT Leaders Boot Camp

“Due to the strong positive feedback we received from the first cohort, we are excited to offer again this critical statewide training program for our IT workforce,” said Brenda Bridges Cruz, deputy director for the California Department of Technology’s Office of Professional Development.

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The California Department of Technology (CDT) has opened registration for its virtual Emerging IT Leaders Boot Camp, a training program for entry-level IT supervisors, managers and leads in the public sector who are interested in advancing their leadership skills.

“The program’s curriculum focuses on the essential skills needed by the state’s emerging leaders,” CDT said in a news release.

This second offering of the program targets those serving in IT Supervisor I or II classifications or similar classification levels within cities and counties, those who have recently promoted into IT managerial positions, those who are working in a lead capacity and those who want to refresh or gain leadership skills. It’s been renewed due to the favorable reaction of participants.

“Due to the strong positive feedback we received from the first cohort, we are excited to offer again this critical statewide training program for our IT workforce,” said Brenda Bridges Cruz, deputy director for CDT’s Office of Professional Development. “Our goal is to provide training opportunities for those not quite ready for our IT Leadership Academy or cannot commit to a longer and more rigorous program but want to grow leadership skills. We encourage our local government partners to participate, now that remote delivery eliminates the need to travel.”

The fully virtual four-week program will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 20 and includes group discussions and “exposure to critical concepts impacting government entities,” CDT said.

“Registration will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants must either be serving in a supervisory or managerial capacity or in a demonstrated lead role to attend,” the department said. “Interested participants may register via CDT’s open registration process.”

For more information about the program or to register, go to CDT’s workforce development page.