Blog - Creating IT Futures

Inspiring Success - A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • Don't wait for someone else to solve a problem; be the change you seek

    John Malonson 400px 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.
    Full story
  • Working With Individual and Collaborative Abilities To Solve Problems

    JimAfdahlBlog Creating IT Futures Foundation chairman Jim Afdahl considers himself lucky to work with and around tech people because they are collaborate individuals who don’t say, “it can’t be done,” but rather, “how will we do it?”
    Full story
  • Gratitude

    DianaErmini We’re deeply grateful to our board members for their vision, advice and participation to grow the foundation. This month four members of our board rotate off, and we want to give a special shout-out to them.
    Full story
  • IT-Ready apprenticeship allows former retail manager to ‘close sale’ on brand-new career

    IT-Ready’s paid apprenticeship and CompTIA A+ certification gave Blong Yang the ‘foot in the door’ he needed to enter the IT industry.
    Full story
  • Reflections on 2014

    A year in review by Creating IT Future’s Foundation CEO, Charles Eaton.
    Full story
  • Leadership as a Learned Trait

    Aptitude and attitude are not enough to move up in today’s business environment. Meaningful success also requires character and teamwork. “It’s not enough to be a smart technical person,” said Paul Cronin, a member of the boards of directors for CompTIA and the Creating IT Futures Foundation. “If people are going to stand up in their own ways and feel the strength inside them, that takes something else."
    Full story
  • Poised for Progress: Three Add Breadth to Foundation Board

    The 2013 Board of Directors of the Creating IT Futures Foundation is pleased to announce three new directors who bring broad technical and educational backgrounds to the group.
    Full story
  • A Moving Moment

    Attendees of Breakaway 2012 in Las Vegas ran into the usual suspects in Sin City, as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin (or the late Rat Pack’s best impersonators, at least) provided the final night’s entertainment. But also making his way to the stage at Breakaway was one total newcomer to the Vegas scene.
    Full story
  • A Career of Service is Honored

    One of our own was recently singled out in a very significant way: Julius Clark, one of the directors of Creating Futures, has been honored with the Epsilon Award for Career Achievement by the National Black Data Processing Associates, an organization where he has exhibited strong leadership for a number of years.
    Full story
  • Ermini brings hi-tech marketing savvy to Creating IT Futures

    While studying as an undergraduate at Boston College, Diana Ermini felt certain she would make a good elementary school teacher, aiming to fill her students’ young brains with the information and life skills they would need to be successful. “Communication has always been one of my strengths,” she recalls, “and being able to use that skill while helping others just felt right.”
    Full story
  • In IT Security, Clark Found His Stage

    Of all the new directors on the board of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, Julius Clark certainly has the most broadly defined IT career. 

And, to think, it started almost by accident. Clark grew up in Boston’s Roxbury Madison Park neighborhood. During his high school’s junior year, a teacher casually invited him to sign up for the computer ...
    Full story
  • New Board Ready for 2012

    The Creating IT Futures Foundation has elected its 2012 Board of Directors, adding three new faces to the group and increasing its diversity and experience in the process. Julius Clark of Wells Fargo Bank; Diana Ermini of OnForce; and Hayward West of Deloitte Consulting were selected to help guide the Foundation as it continues as the philanthropic arm of CompTIA and deploys its new IT-Ready Apprentice Program in its first two locations, Cincinnati and Minneapolis / St. Paul.
    Full story
  • A Familiar Face Leads an Organization You’ll Recognize

    We’ve always known we have awesome board members, but it’s always nice when others recognize the fact, too. Pam Green, a Creating IT Futures Foundation board member since January 2011, was recently chosen to lead the Cincinnati-based Easter Seals Work Resource Center as its president and CEO, effective Dec. 1.
    Full story
Subscribe
Subscribe
BizTech 25 Must-Read Nonprofit IT Blogs

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