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IT-Ready growth reaches washington d.c. Metro area 

Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton (left) sits with an IT-Ready Graduate in a roundtable discussion with Acting Asst. Labor Sec. Eric Seleznow at the Per Scholas NCR grand opening on April 17.

MAY 2014

IT-Ready is growing – and we’re excited to share that success with you! The number of certified graduates of the IT-Ready program nationally has grown to several hundred, and we have alumni placed in well over a hundred companies. Now we are excited to share that IT-Ready is being deployed in the National Capital Region by our nonprofit partner, Per Scholas, at the organization’s new location in Silver Spring, MD.

Read on to learn about some of the lives that have been changed by finding a career in IT, and how you can help to make IT-Ready a reality for even more people who are looking to be successful in a new career.

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Per Scholas and Creating IT Futures Expand IT-Ready to National Capital Region

This spring, The Creating IT Futures Foundation and Per Scholas expanded their collaboration to bring free technology education and job placement opportunities to more unemployed and underemployed adults in the National Capital Region.  Read more about the expansion.

Harrison Lovell’s Rough Start in IT-Ready Training Turns into Solid Finish

Per Scholas graduate who barely squeaked into program is featured speaker at this year’s CAST 2014, the annual conference of the Association for Software Testing. Read more about Harrison's journey. 


Cincinnati IT-Ready Graduate Bridges the Gap to a Rewarding Position

Stephen Duncan was having a difficult time jump-starting his career in information technology. But after the IT-Ready program, Duncan is finding his way.  Get an update on where his career is now.

Dale Burkett: Tech Adventurer

An unlikely candidate for a tech career, Dale Burkett embraced an adventuresome attitude that led him to be successful in both the technology and management sides of information technology. Now a senior manager at Lenovo, Burkett looks back at his adventures, and provides advice to those entering the IT workforce. Read more about Dale.


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