Dallas - It won’t be idle chatter when the words, “You’re hired,” are uttered Nov. 29 at an educational event scheduled for Dallas. For the second straight year, organizers are basing the program on “The IT Apprentice,” a take-off on Donald Trump’s hit TV show, with a lucky attendee chosen for a very real job.

Sponsors are the local chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and Valtech Technologies, a Paris-based company with U.S. headquarters in Dallas that provides software and services to the insurance industry.

Valtech North America has donated a Java developer position with an annual salary of $85,000 to $100,000, plus benefits. Midwest Consulting Group Inc., a technical staffing firm, will screen applicants for the job.

The three candidates chosen to compete will be judged by a panel of IT executives from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex: Ted Layne, vice president of technical services for Michaels Stores Inc.; Ann McCool, an independent IT Consultant; and Reena Batra, CEO of Software Professionals Inc.

During the 90-minute show, the executives will test candidates on their ability to use best business practices and professional skills to complete a project, organizers say.

Source: Valtech Technologies

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