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Connecting IT employer needs to our curriculum

At the State of the Union address last month, President Obama said, “We have to do more to help Americans upgrade their skills.”
And that’s what we're doing at the Creating IT Futures Foundation.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


At the Creating IT Futures Foundation, it is our goal to train and prepare individuals for careers in the IT industry that match employer’s needs. Not only do we have the IT-Ready program, which launches our graduates into apprenticeships and jobs after free education and training, but also ongoing research to help define our efforts. We’re here to meet the needs of these individuals, their future employers and the IT industry.

Let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to.

Match training to employer needs

At his State of the Union address last month, President Obama called on employers to connect with education – all in an effort to help Americans upgrade their skills to earn higher-paying jobs.  

Read how our Foundation matches IT training to employer needs.

IT Futures Labs aims to place young adults in computer technician roles in Memphis

Memphis, Tenn., is known internationally for the Delta blues, its barbecue and Southern hospitality. Thanks to the FedEx headquarters, it’s also a hub for several companies that fix computer electronics.

Read how IT Futures Labs is partnering with Memphis stakeholders to place young adults in the IT industry.

Summer internships can help solve IT’s skills gap and diversity divide

On a bitterly cold evening, people gathered in downtown Chicago to hear the panel address under-represented demographic groups in the tech workforce.

Read about the panel's discussions on STEM schools, diversity and internships.

IT-Ready apprenticeship allows former retail manager to ‘close sale’ on brand-new career

IT-Ready’s paid apprenticeship and CompTIA A+ certification gave Blong Yang the ‘foot in the door’ he needed to enter the IT industry.  

Learn about Blong’s experience with IT-Ready.

TEKsystems recruiters continue to seek IT-Ready workers

IT recruiters and placement officers with TEKsystems in Omaha found that IT-Ready delivered work-ready job candidates.

See how TEKsystems’ recruiters have been impressed with IT-Ready graduates.

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Meet Vivian Scott, customer relations manager at ASI

Age, color, gender – it doesn’t matter, there is room for you in the field of IT. So asserts Vivian Scott, customer relations manager at ASI System Integration, Inc.

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The Creating IT Futures Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the global IT industry 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
Fax: (630) 618-3812

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