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Expanding Programs to Bring MORE People to IT

Grand Opening of the new Creating IT Futures Foundation office
in Minneapolis/St. Paul

MAY 2015

Creating IT Futures has seen more forward motion in 2015 than ever when it comes to bringing people into IT. Programs are starting – and expanding – at a high rate, which means more people are getting trained and getting jobs. We are thrilled to announce our newly opened office in Minneapolis/St. Paul, which will be the new home for IT-Ready in that region.

Read on for information about other programs we are supporting, and how individuals are making their way to IT.

Open house at the new Minneapolis / St. Paul office

This week, the Creating IT Futures Foundation welcomed back IT-Ready alumni and employers while hosting an Open House for our new office in Edina, Minn.

Learn more.

Moving teens from IT users to potential IT employees

More than 90 percent of teens report going online daily. Yet IT is not an intuitive career path for many teens, despite their comfort using technology. Joan Matz is trying to change that.

Read more about Joan's efforts.

IT-Ready grad sees nothing but opportunities

William Krajicek Jr. once was unable to get hired in IT, but thanks to IT-Ready’s help, he’s turned a hobby into a career..

Read more about Will's journey.

Diversifying IT one chapter at a time

BDPA chapters around the country are actively helping young people explore their passion for computing. They’ve introduced more kids to coding than any other non-profit.  

Read more.

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Honor our veterans with an IT career assist

This upcoming weekend is more than the official kickoff to the summer season for Americans. While it took until 1971 before Memorial Day became an official holiday, we have been honoring our fallen soldiers, sailors and other heroes with a national day of remembrance since just after the Civil War.

Learn more.

Consultant model of internship offers students experience, plus support to emerging and small businesses

Interns at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce gain valuable IT work experience helping small businesses with their web and social media needs.

Learn more about the consultant model of internship.

Meet Melissa Lopez, call center manager for ASI System Integration

Women can succeed in the IT industry just as well as men, says Melissa Lopez.

Learn more.

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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
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3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 678-8300
Fax: (630) 618-3812

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