Veterans in IT

Military Discipline Works in Civilian IT

Since 1998, the Creating IT Futures Foundation has helped hundreds of military veterans get the training and certification they need to jump into the IT workforce.

Each veteran possesses skills in high demand by the private sector – such as discipline, maturity, perseverance, and the ability to think critically, solve problems and work effectively with others.

In IT-Ready, veterans of all occupational backgrounds and life experiences can be trained quickly to successfully enter the IT workforce – even if they don’t have prior IT experience.

Veterans who do have technology experience often have the same training and skills as their civilian counterparts, but they lack the professional certifications expected by civilian employers. IT-Ready offers veterans the chance to identify and fill in any gaps in training required for employment in civilian positions.

Read how one National Guard vet got his training through IT-Ready after serving in the Middle East. 

See some of the veterans that have found new careers in IT.  

IT is a great field for military spouses, giving them skills that can accompany them as they transfer for duty assignments. IT-Ready is also open to military spouses.

At Fort Bragg in North Carolina, our IT Futures Labs is partnering with Fayetteville Tech Community College to help servicemen going into civilian life get training and certifications to jumpstart their IT careers. Learn more about Transition Tech through our video and whitepaper.

CompTIA also participates in, an online portal connecting vets with open jobs in the private sector as well as career resources like mentoring, training and networking.

Vets who want to learn about IT certification should check out

For vets who need to learn more about computers in general, Creating IT Futures partnered with the National Cristina Federation to build an online resource guide.

CompTIA Information Technology

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

Phone: (630) 678-8300