The Creating IT Futures Foundation - a 501(c)(3) charity - was first established in 1998 as the CompTIA Educational Foundation by CompTIA, the IT Industry Association.
Through the Foundation’s centerpiece program, Creating Futures, the Foundation consistently provided training and certification opportunities to people who have historically been under-represented in the information technology workforce, including individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, women, and military personnel and their spouses.
Thanks to donations of dollars and in-kind training slots, over 1,000 people were trained and certified for jobs in the IT field. However, the shortage of IT workers in the United States stands at nearly half a million people. In short, the leadership of the Creating IT Futures Foundation agreed that the foundation can impact even more lives while helping to meet that critical demand for workers.
In April, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Foundation voted to adopt the successful Creating Futures program name for the entire organization. In addition, the Board directed that the Foundation refine its various models for training, placing, and supporting persons in IT jobs at a few beta sites before large scale deployment throughout the United States.
To accomplish its goals, the Foundation solicits contributions from individuals, grant-making bodies, and IT industry companies. We partner with non-profit organizations and private industry to "connect the dots" and make sure that people get the right training for the right jobs – jobs they can be successful in and which lead to lifetime IT careers.
When you help place a person in a well-paying career like IT, you have indirectly solved many of the problems that our charitable system addresses.
Please join us in making a difference. Help to create someone’s future today.
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