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After performing auto body repairs for more than 20 years, Jim Osterhues suddenly found himself laid off and out of work.

It will be OK, Osterhues thought. After all, the physical nature of his work – constantly breathing paint fumes and putting pressure on his knees and back – was taking its toll, so he recognized a change was necessary. And he had significant knowledge about auto body repairs – what damage was done, what parts were needed, and how much it would cost to make a car as good as new.

He figured it would be easy enough to get into the auto insurance business, but when that didn't pan out, he needed a more drastic solution: an IT career.



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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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