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March 2017

 

 

Creating IT Futures Publishes New Guide to Help Parents Launch Their Teen’s Career in Technology

 
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Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton has authored the book, “How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education.” The book is part of CompTIA’s NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers.

 

Learn more about the book and order your copy
 
 

How Can Employers Diversify the IT Workforce?

 
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A panel at the Tech Cities Conference in Minneapolis focused on how to diversify the IT workforce and fill the need for new talent.

Learn about the employer best practices


 

 
 

21 Schools Selected for New FUSE Studios with CompTIA-Funded Tech Activities for Students

 
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As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA has partnered with FUSE at Northwestern University to equip 21 schools in nine states each with an interactive FUSE Studio.

 

Read about the initiative and schools
 
 

Atomic Data Becomes a Platinum Mission Investor of Creating IT Futures

 
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To support tech workforce development in Minnesota, Atomic Data signed on as the first Platinum Mission Investor for Creating IT Futures. Atomic Data has been an employment partner with Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program since 2013, having already hired nine IT-Ready graduates to diversify and expand its workforce.

 

Read about Atomic Data's committment
 
 

What’s the Difference Between a Regular Resume and an IT Resume?

 
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How do you optimize your resume for your perfect IT jobs? Let us take you through three key steps.

 

Learn how to build the right resume
 
 

Pioneering Tech Apprenticeships to Solve the Skills Gap

 
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There’s more than one way to get into the tech workforce, and new apprenticeship programs in the U.S. discussed at SXSW are helping to close the skills gap.

Read about the SXSW panel


 

 
 

CompTIA Partners with TechGirlz to Help Reduce Gender Gap in Tech

 
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CompTIA has announced a partnership with TechGirlz a nonprofit that fosters a love for technology in middle school girls. With CompTIA’s help, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago.

 

Read more about the partnership
 
 

Governor Proclaims IT Month in Illinois

 
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Governor Rauner proclaimed April 2017 as Information Technology Month throughout Illinois. In celebration of this new designation, organizations across the state are hosting events to demonstrate the importance of the industry and encourage students of all ages to explore a career in this growing field.

 

Find an event in April
 
 

Support Creating IT Futures – Give Us a Nod!

 
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Great NonProfits is an organization that helps people and organizations tell stories about the amazing work being done by non-profit groups all across the country. Visit the site and give Creating IT Futures a positive review!

 

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Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers

 
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We’re busting the myths about teens and tech jobs in our multi-part series. Now, time to destroy perhaps the most intractable of all the basic myths about technology careers: “Money is the main benefit of a tech job.”

 

Learn how to bust the myths
 
 

10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

 
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CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke to IT professionals and students about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.

 

Read the top 10 skills needed
 
 
 

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