You Can Pick Up A New Skill In Amarillo At Innovation Outpost
The world is an ever changing place, especially when it comes to technology. You can keep up with the latest tech and learn new skills thanks to Amarillo College's Innovation Outpost.
I stumbled across a post on Facebook from our resident film studio, Sharpened Iron Studios. In the post, they describe Innovation Outpost as a place for students and community members to collaborate, innovate, and grow in order to compete in the 21st century economy.
The thing that grabbed my immediate attention was that the Innovation Outpost isn't just a place for students. Usually when I see something like this, I end up feeling like I missed the boat by a couple of decades. That's not the case with Innovation Outpost.
Several times I saw it mentioned that Innovation Outpost is for business leaders, community members, and students. This is encouraging if you feel like you're being left behind by tech.
On the Outpost's website, the phrase "digital technology landscape" gets used a lot. More than once they mention the need for "digital skills." From what I have seen, it's the hope of Innovation Outpost to help everyone get the skills they need to stay competitive.
When I decided check out the programs offered at Innovation Outpost, I saw only three. Data Analytics, Project Management Certification, and Human Resources Certification were the ones listed.
Project Management is exactly what it sounds like; managing big projects. Data Analytics gets you into the deep waters of Excel to analyze data. Human Resources is exactly that, digging into everything that goes on with being in HR.
Honestly, I hope to see the list of programs offered grow. The way we work is changing. It's more tech focused. It's more digital. I'm glad to see something in the panhandle aimed at helping all of us stay in the game.