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July 2017

 

 
 

Mom Re-entering Full-time Workforce Finds New IT Career

 

After working part-time for five years to spend more time with her young daughter, Vanessa Dalkhaa prepared to return to full-time employment. IT-Ready equipped her with the skills and knowledge she needed to launch a new career in IT.

Meet Vanessa
 
 

First IT-Ready Class in Portland Graduates

 
Portland Graduation

Our first IT-Ready class in Portland graduated last month with support from the Urban League of Portland and Worksource Portland-Metro. The class went so well that we’re already planning for a fall class.

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Don't Wait for Someone Else to Solve a Problem; Be the Change You Seek

 
JohnMalonson

Last month, we caught up with Creating IT Futures Board Member John Malonson to discuss his charity work, involvement with the BDPA, and his thoughts on increasing diversity in the tech workforce.

 

Get to know John
 
 

Recapping the Faces of Workforce Development

 
FacesOfRecap

Each week, the Faces of Workforce Development Showcase highlighted real-life testimonials of individuals who have developed into successful IT professionals thanks to workforce development programs.

 

Check out the recap
 
 

How to Convince Employers to Embrace IT Internships

 
GretchenKoch

The reason most employers shy away from internships is because they’re under the impression they must provide all four components: project, place, personnel and payment. But what if a few companies worked together to provide one single internship?

 

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A “Once in a Lifetime” Experience Helps Launch IT Career

 
HamzaYousef

After a unique life experience, IT-Ready grad Hamza Yousuf completed IT training that prepared him for an upwardly mobile tech career.

Learn about Hamza


 

 
 

Providing Women an On-ramp to Tech

 
Women's Only Class

One year after completing our women-centric IT-Ready class, graduates are pursuing rewarding IT careers.

 

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Creating IT Futures Is a Top-Rated Nonprofit - Help us Keep That Designation!

 
GreatNonprofits

If you love our work, then tell the world! Please take 3 minutes to help us get top-rated status at GreatNonprofits.com by sharing your story. It’s quick, easy and really helps us out.

 

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Join us at ChannelCon in Austin

 
ChannelCon

Visit us at ChannelCon in Austin, July 29 - August 2! Charles Eaton will speak on Managing Talent as Your Company Evolves and Gretchen Koch will speak on The Myth of Diversity in the Tech Industry. You also can sign up to mentor for our NextUp initiative.

 

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Creating IT Futures
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. 

Our Mission

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. 

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