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  • Accountant finds new career path in IT industry

    Theresa_Demby Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology.
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  • Eric White put all his chips on the career table — and won big

    EricWhite Eric White describes quitting his job to enroll in IT-Ready the ‘riskiest’ move of his life. Now his risk-taking is paying off with a higher, stable wage and an upward career path within the IT industry.
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  • Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

    Catalina IT-Ready graduate Catalina Bauer found love, a family and an IT career with endless potential while making other plans — and she couldn’t be happier.
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  • The future’s so bright, he’s gotta wear shades

    JohnAmakye IT-Ready grad John Amakye continues to acquire new skills, move up the IT career ladder.
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  • Eaton’s First Book Captures Glowing Reviews

    T-in-STEM-cover Reviewers describe Charles Eaton’s new parent’s guide to the T in STEM Education as “engaging and fun,” “terrific and practical” and a “useful, informative and helpful piece of work.”
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  • NextUp, a New Program for Getting More Young People into Tech Careers, is Already Showing Promise

    FuseParticipant Robotics clubs. After-school STEM fairs. Hours of coding. Over the past several years, we have all observed the multiple ways that schools, corporations and nonprofit groups are trying to interest teens in tech careers. This year CompTIA launched its own approach - NextUp.
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  • Creating Diversity by Disrupting STEM Stereotypes for Teenagers – Especially Girls

    GirlScouts Just 31% of teens call technology “fun.” That’s why we applaud – and support – these groups working to shape new perceptions of women working with technology.
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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    todd-thumb-web 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.
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  • What’s the Difference Between a Regular Resume and an IT Resume?

    161014_1190_ClassroomPhotos How do you optimize your resume for your perfect IT jobs? Let us take you through three key steps.
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  • How to Advance the Tech Workforce on Capitol Hill

    WorkingLunch_edit At CompTIA’s DC Fly-In this month, 180 tech leaders pushed their Congressmen for a new focus on workforce development. CompTIA called on Capitol Hill to create a new tech workforce bill.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 3

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths could discourage today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists. That’s why we were busting them one by one.
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  • Tech support with confidence: IT-Ready grad credits program for upwardly mobile career

    AndreaRing Since graduating from IT-Ready in 2012, Andrea Ring has steadily advanced within her information technology career. She credits confidence and a willingness to learn for her success.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 1

    BustTheTechMyths What could prevent today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists? 7 Myths. So, let’s bust them.
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    Creating IT Futures

    A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.

    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.

    Contact

    Creating IT Futures
    c/o CompTIA
    3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Phone: (630) 678-8300
    Email: info@creatingitfutures.org