March 2017 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:
Kim Jasken, I.S.P.
What is your Background?
I started my career as a computer programmer with SED Systems after earning my Computer Science degree from the University of Regina. A couple years later I transitioned into an instructor role at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and I have been teaching (and learning) ever since.
I spend my time in developing and teaching a variety of IT classes such as networking, database systems, support and my favourite....programming. I have since earned my Master of Education in Educational Technology and Design from the University of Saskatchewan.
What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?
I was introduced to CIPS by our Dean of Business and Technology here at SIIT. I became a member and started to attend some of the luncheon presentations. It wasn't long before I started taking my students to the events. The networking opportunities and presentation content offers exposure to topics outside of the classroom and sparks some great matters of conversation. I hold an I.S.P. designation and I have been part of the Board of Directors since fall of 2016.
What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?
CIPS keeps me united with the IT industry and enables me to build relationships with other like-minded individuals. Since joining the board I have built relationships with some really great people. CIPS has given me an opportunity to expand my areas of knowledge, to enhance my leadership skills and to see the potential that an association can have to shape change.