Secretary Carlos Ramos kicked off the 20th Information Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA) today in Sacramento, addressing thirty of California’s future IT leaders on the critical role they play in growing California’s technology workforce and improving services for all Californians.

ITLA is an intensive, year-long leadership training program focused on developing the skills and knowledge state IT managers need for success.  Managers must be nominated by their department’s Chief Information Officer in order to apply.

The California Technology Agency’s Office of Professional Development works closely with the state’s technology community and private sector partners to develop the annual leadership academy and other programs to recruit, train and retain the IT workforce California needs today and in the future.