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June 2016

 

 

IT-Ready Gives Susie Douang a Fresh Career Start

 
Susie

Working as an administrative assistant in Minneapolis, Susie Douang felt like she had hit a professional ceiling. But then she discovered IT-Ready and launched a new career in IT with unlimited potential.

 

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Panel Asserts that Internships Are Essential to Economy, Diversity and Communities

 
Nancy

Industry executives in Chicago discussed the importance of internships to help high school students move education from theory to application.

 

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IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers

 
WomenOnly

Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.

 

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Raspberry Pi Competition Fosters Problem Solving, Ingenuity and Teamwork

 
RaspberryPi

Build It competition encouraged high-school students to develop new applications using palm-sized, single-board computer

 

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IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

 
LinkedIn

People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.

 

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LinkedIn Blog Series: Growing Your Network

 
Nancy

Growing your LinkedIn network gives you a true one-up on individuals who may be competing for the same employment opportunity as you. This is all aided by your contacts having a lot of their own connections, but having the ability to navigate through the contacts of your contacts is a great thing.

 

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ChannelCon Panel to Focus on Building Your Workforce Through Talent Development

 
WomenOnly

CompTIA’s annual conference, ChannelCon, connects the industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors and media. During this year’s event, one panel will address “Building Your Workforce Through Talent Development,” on Tuesday, August 2, at 1:45 – 2:45 pm.

 

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