CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world.
GTI provides education and training for government IT employees through courses, seminars and certification programs, such as the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program. The University relies on partnerships with companies, such as CAI, to develop content for hands-on workshops and courses which focus on innovations, trends, industry best practices and emerging technologies that can aid in developing future service offerings to meet growing citizen demands.
"We are delighted to have Computer Aid, Inc’s invaluable insight and expertise in support of our efforts to educate and advance public sector IT workers and CIOs,” said Charlie Gerhards, co-director of GTI, Harrisburg University. “As the first program of its kind in the state, CAI’s contributions will help provide more robust course offerings for continuing education and enhance the GTI certification program.”
Jim Tinney, a Government Solutions Executive with CAI said he is absolutely delighted to bring CAI to Harrisburg University as a Founding member and it is pleased to collaborate in educating and informing government CIOs about the latest IT industry trends, or how its experiences in the public sector and leadership in emerging technologies equates to real-world success stories and up-to-date practices that will complement classroom lessons. Jim is personally excited to be working with GTI CoDirectors, Charlie Gerhards and Barb Shelton. “Charlie and Barb are really consummate professionals in their fields and it is a privilege to be able to help support the important work they are doing at GTI” Mr. Tinney said.
As a founding member, CAI will have access to select executive-style meeting spaces within the academic center in order to educate government clients or other guests; demonstrate emerging technologies;
The institute is co-directed by former public IT workers: Charles Gerhard, secretary of administration and CIO under Gov. Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker, and Barbara Shelton, Ridge’s deputy secretary for procurement who later headed the U.S. General Service Administration’
For more information about the Government Technology Institute at Harrisburg University, visit www.HarrisburgU.edu/
CAI is a global IT services firm headquartered in Allentown, PA and at is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, Legacy Support, Application Development , APPLICATION Knowledge Capture, Desktop Services, and Managed Staffing Services. CAI’s ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to its success for over 30 years.
About Harrisburg University
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University offers 24 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs. The University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu