FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - You might have heard of the term Information Technology. If you haven't, it's almost guaranteed that you've come into contact with it on an almost daily basis.
Information Technology is the application of computers and computer equipment to solving technology problems. Kris Roberts with Ivy Tech says it's an expanding industry.
"With Information Technology you're seeing it more prevelant in all the workplaces. You know even more now more of the smaller companies are on the internet. Restaurants are offering Wi-Fi. They're offering the kiosks for their customers now. They have kiosks that you can place the orders yourself. They have tie-ins to the internet to take online ordering."
Roberts says Ivy Tech offers eight different degree programs in Information Technology. He says they have a number of students in those programs across the board.
"There's an increase in demand for people that are trained in the care and feeding, the design, the programming, the administration of databases and cyber security; keeping the information secure. So there's a need for students in today's market."
That need for students translates into the workplace. Roberts says as technology advances and grows, the need will continue to grow.
"We are continuously getting calls from local companies looking for people that are trained in information technology support, that can do computer programming, that can do web development, that are trained in cyber security. So there is a local demand in this area for people that are trained in Information Technology."