PrepareU - Creating IT Futures


Career Skills for Today’s Tech Worker

Soft skills are critical to tech career and company success. Are your employees and/or students well-versed in soft skills?

We’re creating a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs that will help tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.

Through real-life scenarios, PrepareU students will learn communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, as well as good workplace and career habits. PrepareU consists of approximately 30-60 hours of classroom training that can be scheduled in a variety of ways.

Students must hold one or more IT certifications (preference given to CompTIA certifications), OR have a degree in IT, OR be enrolled in IT training.

Classes will:
  1. Create realistic expectations for an IT career.
  2. Prepare students for a job search and job interview.
  3. Develop good workplace habits and skills.
  4. Increase student confidence and motivation, emotional intelligence, and awareness of differing personalities.
  5. Build teamwork, including review of standard sexual harassment and diversity sensitivity policies.
  6. Demonstrate stress/anxiety management tools.
  7. Provide a realistic context of an IT work environment.
IT companies, training organizations and schools that are interested in PrepareU, please email Adam Turner, senior director, training and program operations.

Creating IT Futures

A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.


We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.


Creating IT Futures
c/o CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 678-8300