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  • Kevin Gamble, Columbus Student of the Month

    Kevin Gamble is the self-made Per Scholas recruiter around town in Columbus. An IT-Ready graduate from this past summer, Kevin is telling everyone he meets that Per Scholas will change your life.
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  • IT-Ready Progress Report 2014

    Six Locations and Growing! IT-Ready has expanded and is currently operated in Cincinnati, Columbus, Minneapolis / St. Paul, New York City, National Capital Region (Silver Spring MD), and Dallas (Opening in Fall 2014).
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  • Getting the Word Out

    When IT-Ready Apprentice Program graduate Ngina Baggett, 26, posed for a close-up this summer, she was a little bit apprehensive. “You’re going to put my photo where?” Just a few weeks later, her photo was on three billboards in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. “I love it!” said Baggett, who recently began a full-time technical support position that she credits IT-Ready’s training with helping her to land.
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  • The TWC Connection

    The video story here explains how Per Scholas IT-Ready graduates are advancing Time Warner Cable’s business objectives. After hiring six graduates of Per Scholas IT-Ready, officials at Time Warner Cable in Columbus, Ohio, say they want the IT-Ready connection to remain strong. “I feel like the curriculum that they are training for is very much in alignment with what Time Warner Cable looks for,” said Suzanne.
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  • An American Dream

    Born and raised in Peru, Edgardo T. Cornejo moved to Venezuela in his 20s and worked for eight years as a computer programmer. He passionately loved his work – and was, admittedly, quite good at it. “I can fix any computer – I don’t even have to open my eyes to fix a computer,” he said. “IT (Information technology) was my first career and it always been my passion.”
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  • A Marathon Goal

    I had the pleasure of spending time with an inspiring IT-Ready graduate and her family recently. Linda is a graduate of the IT-Ready Columbus program operated by Per Scholas. You can watch her video story here. Linda is a marathoner, but it took her a while to realize she had a talent for long races. She attended Ohio State on a golfing scholarship and only started running after becoming a mother.
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  • I Got the Job: Meet the Ones Who Place IT-Ready Students in IT Careers

    Until recently, Kathleen Brennan’s job was helping to sell GPS electronics to large retailers around the Twin Cities, MN. She’s still helping people locate a true direction, but in a slightly different way. Now Brennan is helping them find careers in technology.
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  • The New Face of IT: Candidates Hail From Any Number of Fields

    On the face of it, classmates in the new IT-Ready Program in Columbus, OH, don't share a great many attributes. But there is one trend that those who applied to the newest installment of this nonprofit workforce training program seem to share in: More than ever before, the information technology (IT) field seems to be attracting candidates from other career paths.
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  • Partnering to Make a Difference

    Per Scholas — a successful Bronx-based IT training organization in operation since 1998 — and the Creating IT Futures Foundation are combining for a full-court press approach to IT training in Columbus, Ohio. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) charities dedicated to changing lives through technology training and preparing graduates for paid apprenticeships and full-time jobs.
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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