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It’s one of the ironies of being an association executive that many of us have never worked in the very industries we support. My first association job was at a professional society for business intelligence; later, I worked at associations representing consumer electronics, healthcare, and, now, IT — all industries or professions for which I had no direct training.

Our mission ― to help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity ― has become a deeply personal one for my team. As much as we’ve learned talking to experts, engaging with professional IT trainers, and speaking to employers and certified IT pros, I felt that we were missing something in our efforts to train unemployed individuals and place them in IT jobs. So I challenged my team and myself to pass one CompTIA certification. It couldn't be that hard, right?  



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Creating IT Futures Foundation
Helping populations under-represented in IT and individuals
who are lacking opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers.

Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the IT industry Association. CompTIA
The Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

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