Features of the New Career Connector

Screen-Shot-2014-02-27-at-3.37.16-PMLast week we reported to you that the Pittsburgh Technology Council is re-launching our new and improved Career Connector job board.  This week we wanted to alert you to a few of the new features that will be in store for the new site and share some screen shots with you.

Below is a list of the features of the new Career Connector.  Some of them have been available in our current site but many of them are new and improved since the Internet has changed so drastically since 2009 when we launched the current version of the site.  The most important and exciting feature of the new site is that we are fully mobile and ready for browsing and applying for jobs on any handheld device or tablet.  The site is built to know what type of device you are using and adjust your view accordingly.

Here is a list of features of the new site:

·      The new Career Connector is now a mobile-ready site as well as full website, which will allow job seekers to apply to your jobs via their smart phone or tablet

·      New full service customer service center that will be ready to answer any technical issues you might have with the Career Connector


·      Your user name and password from the current site will be preserved and transferred

·      Unlimited users from your company can still post jobs

·      Integration with all major social media sites to give your jobs more exposure

·      Continued exposure through job aggregators like Simply Hired and Indeed.com will ensure a high number of people view your job

·      Automatic notification of expiring jobs

·      Enhanced Job details page

·      Enhanced and improved job posting form

·      New employer dashboard for quick and easy job posting management

·      Online application delivery via email or your own applicant tracking system

·      Greatly improved resume search and resume database of job seekers

·      Enhanced and improved Resume search agents

·      Optional Featured Job buy-up option to get more exposure for each posting and your company

·      New Job management reports from your employer dashboard

·      Bulk post options – post a large amount of jobs simply by uploading a spreadsheet

PTC Announces Re-Launch of Career Connector

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is proud and excited to announce the redesign and re-launch of our Career Connector Job Board!  More than 400 of our member companies use the site every year to find qualified technology talent and more than 25,000 job seekers visit the site each month to look for new jobs.  We take the value of this site very seriously, and through this refresh and redesign, we intend to improve our members’ experience and satisfaction.

We listened to your concerns. The current version of the Career Connector launched in 2009 and was way overdue for a refresh.  With the new Career Connector site, we know that great days are ahead for you to find new talent with this service.  Our goal is to have the new Career Connector online by February 28th!  Over the next couple of weeks, we will send out a few emails to update you on the forthcoming changes and improvements.

If you have any immediate questions, please contact Justin Driscoll at jdriscoll@pghtech.org.

2014 PA STEM Vision Conference: Call for Proposals

ASSET STEM Education

ASSET STEM Education

Proposal Deadline: February 14, 2014

ASSET STEM Education, in partnership with Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Philadelphia Education Fund, is pleased to announce the 2014 PA STEM Vision Conference: Connecting Classroom to Career, which will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 9, 2014.

This year’s conference theme, “Connecting Classroom to Career,” is intended to provide Pennsylvania education, business and policy-making constituents with an opportunity to collaborate and reflect on the future of STEM education and workforce development. The goal is to develop a balanced and comprehensive program that provides participants with the opportunity to share best practices and innovative techniques to improve STEM education across the full spectrum from pre-K to career.

With this goal in mind, we seek proposals for breakout sessions and an interactive forum. We encourage proposals that demonstrate innovative partnerships and collaborations between schools, non-profit education organizations and businesses. Proposals that promote commercial endeavors (such as the sale of services or products) will not be considered.


Proposals are sought for two types of formats as outlined below:

1. Breakout Session—The purpose of the breakout sessions is to emphasize quality teaching and learning in order to broaden the perspective of attendees. The focus of these presentations should be on research for the improvement of practice and/or to examine recent and substantive developments in education research (for example, a cross-sector partnership between schools and businesses focusing on effective and sustainable STEM education practices).

There will be four breakout session periods, and each session will be one hour. All educators (in-school, out of school time, informal settings) and businesses are invited to submit. Please note a session may be repeated multiple times throughout the day.


2. Interactive Forum—The purpose of the interactive forum is to demonstrate or showcase innovative and creative STEM teaching and learning strategies and activities. Special consideration will be given to proposals that connect the education and business sectors for networking regarding the development of 21st-century skills.

The forum will be open throughout the day simultaneous to the four breakout session periods.


Please note all presenters are responsible for transporting materials to/from the parking garage to meeting rooms. Special assistance is available and must be requested two weeks prior to the conference date.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria include the following:

  • The presenter is skilled and knowledgeable about the session or forum topic and prepared to deliver.
  • The topic is important and addresses relevant critical needs for STEM education in Pennsylvania.
  • The learning objectives are clearly stated.
  • The planned activities support achievement of the learning objectives.
  • The learning activities can be reasonably accomplished within the proposed time frame.
  • The planned activities are appropriate for the intended participants.
  • There is appropriate time allocated for both presentation of information and active participant involvement.

General Information

Questions may be directed to Jessica Meyers or John Radzilowicz at 412-481-7320. The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2014 PA STEM Vision Conference: Connecting Classroom to Career is February 14, 2014. The Committee will select proposals and notify prospective presenters byFebruary 28, 2014.

There is no cost for selected presenters to participate in the conference.

Use of Presentation Materials and Media Release

Following the conference, presentation materials (such as PowerPoint) from each accepted session will be posted on the ASSET website. By participating as a presenter, you agree to provide ASSET with a digital copy of your presentation or a version that we can post for your session’s proceedings. Additionally, video and photographs will be taken throughout the day. If you are not willing to be photographed or videotaped, please indicate as such in your proposal.

Mikal Belicove to Talk Entrepreneurial Rules with PTC Members

Entrepreneur/investor/tech journalist Mikal Belicove is coming to Pittsburgh Feb. 12, 2014 to detail the rules every entrepreneur needs to follow.

Belicove is a magazine columnist, book author, and blogger who writes about entrepreneurship, marketing, business planning, corporate communications, emerging technologies, legal issues and more. The third edition of his latest co-authored book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Facebook, was published last fall.

You’ve read his wisdom in Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes.com, Today’s Campus magazine, SUCCESS Magazine and NewHope360.com. He serves on SXSW’s Accelerator Advisory Board, and often freelances at the intersection of high-tech and integrated marketing communications, where he develops and manages handcrafted marketing communications campaigns while guiding businesses in their efforts to leverage media in support of their goals and objectives.

This is an astounding opportunity to hear from one of the top business, technology and entrepreneurship thought leaders. Register here. Check out this video with Belicove detailing some of his top rules. This is a great primer before his presentation in Pittsburgh.

Creative Clashing at the Carnegie International: January 23 at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Carnegie Museum of Art for the 2014 Creative Clash Networking Night at the Carnegie International. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with the region’s most creative innovators, while experiencing most important international exhibit in the region.

The Carnegie International is one of the  leading exhibitions of international contemporary art worldwide, and is the oldest in North America. The 2013 edition has been steadily gathering acclaim since its October opening, and brings together 35 of the most important artistic voices today.

The 2013 Creative Clash and the Andy Warhol Museum

Creative Clashing at the Warhol

Josh Jeffrey, Kim Chestney and Jonathan Kersting with Andy
at the 2014 Creative Clash at the Andy Warhol Museum

The Creative Clash event series is one of the coolest intersections of art and technology around. Past events have included the Andy Warhol Museum, Techshop, and Assemble. 

The Creative Clash welcomed Techshop to Pittsburgh in 2013.


Don’t miss your next chance to be part of the fun on January 23 at the Carnegie Museum of Art.  http://carnegieinternational.org

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


5:00 – 5:30 pm : Registration & Networking

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Welcome from the Partners & Curators, Refreshments, Exhibit Experience, Networking

Venue: The Carnegie Museum of Art ,4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213-4080

Cost: $25 Council / CMOA Members  |   $40 Non-Members

Register: online |  events@pghtech.org

You must pre-register. Space is limited!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network 
is part of the Art & Technology Initiative, which was formed in 2008 in an effort to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region.

The Carnegie Museum of Art is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works of art from the 16th century to the present. The Museum’s Carnegie International is the oldest exhibition of international contemporary art in North America, and the second oldest in the world.

Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.