IT-oLogy and its three initiatives, Promote IT, Teach IT and Grow IT, wouldn't be possible without the help of our partners.
The Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management is a non-profit collaboration of IT companies within the IT industry, IT organizations of companies within other industries, academic institutions and other organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession by being the power behind IT-oLogy.
We are grateful for our Corporate Partners:
Believer & Visionary Partners
Supporter & Advocate Partners
Alpha Training & Services
American Specialty Health
Chipco Computer Distributors
Companion Data Services
Electronic Health Network
Find Great People
Health Sciences South Carolina
Intellectual Capitol (ICAP)
JM Smith Corporation
Long Arc Learning
The Mariner Group
Michelin North America
Palmetto Software Group
South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT)
SC Retirement Investment Commission
SC.GOV: South Carolina Interactive
Thank you for considering support of IT-oLogy's mission! As a non-profit, we rely on funding from our partners and foundations to support and run our programs. Your support of IT-oLogy can be made in a number of ways. Contact Karl McCollester, Partner Development Manager, at 803.354.5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
If you would like us to apply your contribution to the area where it is currently most needed or to support our overall operation, we welcome your unrestricted gift. Some examples of use of unrestricted funds include program management, communications, talent coordination, facility support and technology infrastructure.
If you prefer to target your funds to one or more of our three initiatives, examples of activities supporting our mission areas of Promote IT, Teach IT and Grow IT are described below, along with some cross-initiative opportunities.
IT-oLogy works with K-12 schools to encourage the best and brightest young people and their parents and educators to learn more about the IT profession.
|Virtual Job Shadows
||Developing Virtual Job Shadows, which play an important role in IT career exploration for young people who may or may not have access to onsite job shadows
|Student as Professional
||Connecting high school students with professionals on an IT project meeting the need of a local non-profit, while providing valuable insight about IT roles and careers
||A grassroots campaign and workshop series to encourage middle schoolers to surf the cyber world safely and to educate parents on the importance of cyber safety
||Enabling multi-day, hands-on camps for high school students, who will learn from university volunteers how to build computers, develop applications and learn programming
|Educator Field Studies
||Developing repeatable field studies for K-12 educators and counselors, informing them about IT topics and enabling them to become effective advocates for IT careers
In collaboration with IT-oLogy, companies work with colleges and universities on applied business research projects and internship programs that strengthen and align classroom skills to current and future IT business needs.
||Enabling valuable experiential learning opportunities through assisting companies to develop internship programs and facilitating matching of students to project opportunities
||Increasing awareness of IT careers through participation in career fairs and campus visits throughout the Southeast, connecting talent to internship programs and educating professors and career counselors on IT careers
|Mainframe Academic Initiative
||Supporting the environment housing the IBM system z mainframe which provides valuable mainframe experience for students at colleges throughout the Southeast
IT-oLogy partners with IT professionals and their companies to provide innovative and life-long learning and professional development opportunities.
||Working with partner companies and organizations to plan and conduct effective professional development programs, conferences and events
|Open IT Lab
||Supporting programs involving open source software, hardware and content through funding of related equipment and program development
||Enabling The Portal, an exciting space where students and professionals can release creative energy while learning through interaction with and development of gaming software. Sponsorship will help fund related equipment/furnishings, a green screen system and gaming program development.
|Forum Naming Rights
||Naming rights for the versatile and popular three-section Forum area
|Distance-Learning Classroom Naming Rights
||Naming rights for the 50-seat distance learning classroom
|Theater Naming Rights
||Naming rights for the impressive 200-seat theater
|Save Your Seat
||"Reserve" your seat in our 200-seat theater designed for high-impact events. This is an opportunity to have a plaque with your custom inscription placed on a seat in the Theater.