NATIONAL TECHIES DAY
National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology. With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look.
In 2012, Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry.
By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While the jobs future changes, one thing remains steady – technology. Healthcare technologies will continue growing by nearly 48 percent. While research ramps up, surgeons and medicine take advanced technologies to a whole new level. With it, they need software specialists trained to maintain the equipment and train the medical personnel.
Beyond medical technology, manufacturing advances technology every day. When considering the future of the automotive world alone, specialized technology keeps up the demand for qualified professionals.
Software development grows every day. However, if we examine technology’s impact on manufacturing, security, and global environmental solutions, we can’t ignore our future needs. The students in the classroom will be the skilled, trained technology-savvy employees of tomorrow. We need them to be.
Take note that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Techies ensure our devices are protected and secured. They develop the software and help us maintain our computers, smart devices, and more. If you don’t protect your computers – find a techie today!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTechiesDay
National Techies Day offers numerous ways to celebrate. Beyond thanking all the techies you know, consider these ways to join in the celebration:
- Host a job fair at a high school.
- Share your experiences with technology. Inspire a student to learn more.
- Encourage an interest in technology where a spark exists.
- Learn more about new innovative technologies changing the world.
Use #NationalTechiesDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TECHIES DAY HISTORY
With a growing need for employees with advanced technical skills in America, Techies.com and CNT Networks launched National Techies Day. In 1999, nearly 60% of new jobs were expected to require advanced technical skills that Americans didn’t have. The tech companies and the day encourage kids to embrace computer science and even the monikers sometimes attached to contemporary technology.
Being a computer nerd or geek, like National Day Calendar’s own Guru of Geek, in the fast-growing world of technology opens doors to career opportunities.
October 3rd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
Thomas S. Thurman receives a patent for a “Pneumatic carpet cleaner” under patent No. 634,042. The device blew debris into a receptacle. Thurman designed the horse-drawn contraption to go door to door offering cleaning services. About two years later, the first patents for cleaners similar to the ones we used today were invented. They used suction to remove dust and dirt.
The Corn Products Refining Company trademarks the term “Mazola” for their edible corn oil. The trademark is currently owned by ACH Food Companies, Inc. which also owns the trademarks for Durkee, Spice Kitchens, Argo, Kingsford’s, and Golden Griddle among others.
In the third game of the World Series, Cincinnati right-handed pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latino to appear in baseball’s championship series. Nicknamed Dolf, he took the mound in the 9th inning of the third game against the White Sox. While he retired the side, there was no recovering the game for Cincinnati. He made his second appearance during game seven, another loss for the team. Cincinnati went on to win the series 5-3. Eight White Sox players would be accused of game-fixing in a scandal that would rock baseball.
WERD in Atlanta beings broadcasting. It’s the first African American owned and operated radio station in the United States. As a hub of the African American community, it also provided a voice to Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons and announcements. While the station exists now only in an online format broadcast by the current building owner, Rici de Forest. At one time, the building even housed a Madam C.J. Walker salon. The space has since been transformed into a museum dedicated to WERD, and Madam C.J. Walker.
Children’s programming gets a boost from the debut of both Captain Kangaroo and the Mickey Mouse Club.
CBS debuts the Andy Griffith Show starring Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor, Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee, and Ron Howard as Opie Taylor. Other featured characters included Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle and George Lindsey as Goober Pyle. The show aired for eight seasons, the first six all in black and white.
Maurizio Damilano sets a world record for the fastest walk of 30 kilometers. The former Olympic champion walked the distance in 2 hours, 1 minute and 44 seconds in the Italian city of Cuneo.
October 3rd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
John Gorrie – 1803
The mother of necessity struck this physician in 1851 while malaria and yellow fever called for methods to cool patients. Gorie set to work and the resulting invention provided the first air conditioning and refrigeration. He received patent No. 8080 for his invention in 1851 for the Improved process for the artificial production of ice.
Sophie Treadwell – 1885
Throughout her career, the playwright wrote, directed, and produced many of her plays. She wrote more than 40 plays, her most well-known is the 1928 drama Machinal. During World War I, she became one of the first accredited female foreign war correspondents and reported on the war from France for several months, and served as a nurse.
Natalie Savage Carlson – 1906
The prolific children’s author earned the Newbery Award for her novel The Family Under the Bridge. She’s also the author of The Empty Schoolhouse and Surprise in the Mountains, among many others.
Frank Pantridge – 1916
Numerous lives have been changed thanks to this Northern Irish physician’s invention of the portable defibrillator. His invention revolutionized emergency medicine around the world.
Nancy Mudge – 1929
Nicknamed “Smudgie,” the infielder played six seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Following her baseball career, Mudge became a physical education teacher in Minnesota.
Chubby Checker – 1941
The legendary rock & roll performer is best known for starting “The Twist” dance craze in the 1960s. He also recorded “Pony Time” and “Limbo Rock” among others.
Kathryn Sullivan – 1951
The American geologist became the first woman to walk in space. The NASA astronaut also served on three Space Shuttle missions.
Gwen Stefani – 1969
The award-winning singer and songwriter rose to stardom as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the band No Doubt. She also launched a successful solo career and serves as a judge on the NBC competition show The Voice.