Giving back to the Community

Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:00 PM | Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC (Administrator)

The Bluegrass Business Analysis Chapter is not only here to serve the local Business Analysis community, but we strongly believe in giving back to the community. Earlier this week I had the great privilege of serving on the ITT Technical Institute Program Advisory Committee. I found it to be a very rewarding experience and greatly appreciate ITT Technical Institute inviting our organization to participate and give feedback to make their educational program better.  Below is a press release that went out to local and social media:


Developing today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders


On Tuesday, ITT Technical Institute in Lexington, KY held its semi-annual Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting.  The Bluegrass Business Analysis Chapter was represented by President, Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP.

The PAC is a collaborative effort between ITT Technical Institute and organizations in the community to help ensure that students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective in the workforce.  It is an opportunity for the business community to give feedback to ITT on what skills they look for in their employees.  For ITT Technical Institute the PAC is participated in by the School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Information Technology and Breckinridge School of Nursing.

The School of Business and School of Information Technology PAC was led by Subject Matter Expert and Instructor, Kathy Leigh.  The Bluegrass Business Analysis Chapter supports ITT Technical Institutes efforts for better education and was represented by President, Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP.  Aaron noted:

“I came to see about the possibility of ITT developing a Business Analysis curriculum that will allow students to graduate with not only a degree from ITT, but recognition from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).  I also wanted to elaborate that students need to have collaborative skills.  They will be working with teams of different perspectives and levels of skill; they have to be able to navigate those different personalities in an ever changing environment.”

The Business and Information Technology PAC was also attended by Accenture, Champion Windows, Central Bank & Trust, and Signsmith Technologies.

ITT Technical Institute will use the feedback from the organizations attending to adjust their curriculum to better prepare their students to be top performers in their chosen field of work.  ITT will hold its next PAC meeting in the fall.  If your organization would like to participate, please contact ITT Technical Institute at 859 246-3300 and mention the Program Advisory Committee or ask for the Career Services Department.

Aaron S. Whittenberger, CBAP

President, Bluegrass BA Chapter 



Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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