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  • Putting a stop to dreading the end of the weekend

    #FacesOf_Week7_Peter With a career in IT, our IT-Ready graduates have a job they enjoy going to and no longer dread the end of the weekend.
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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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  • Columnist Corner: Why Technologists Make Good Data Scientists

    InfoManagementChart Creating IT Futures executives create inspiration by sharing expertise and insight with industry magazines as regular columnists. The opinion piece by Eric Larson, senior director of IT Futures Labs, appeared first in Information Management earlier this year.
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  • The importance soft skills play in successfully reaching your goals

    #FacesOf_Week6_Nikki The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU – a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs – is helping tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.
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  • The role of continuing education in workforce development programs

    A career in tech is leading to surreal days for many individuals. After completing their respective workforce development programs, more students are pursuing additional certifications, allowing them to gain more knowledge and work on projects that a year prior they would not have understood.
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  • Workforce Development Helps Complete the Career Mission

    #FacesOf_Week4_Brittany Not all success stories start with certification and end in IT. While we strive for 100 percent certification rate and placement in IT-specific jobs through IT-Ready, some stories take time to evolve and lead to new career opportunities, even outside of IT.
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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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  • Celebrating #ILTechMonth: There’s Room for Everyone in IT

    AlexusHill Alexus Hill would love to disavow you of any preconceived notions about what a career in IT is, and what its practitioners look like.
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  • First IT-Ready Class of 2017 Graduates with Jobs in Hand

    GroupPhoto Our first IT-Ready class of 2017 graduated last month, and already 78 percent of the graduates have jobs.
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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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  • Put Your IT Skills to Work in the Electronic Systems Industry

    ThinkstockPhoto Beyond computers, electronics are used throughout the house and business, and they need networking to link them all together – a perfect cross-over career for IT pros.
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  • Opening Doors to Unforeseen Career Paths

    Did you know IT-Ready has helped launch over 1,500 careers since 2012? One of those careers belongs to Derrick Guy, a Fall 2016 graduate of IT-Ready in Minneapolis. Read how his career in construction took him to an IT career path.
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  • Celebrating the Faces of Workforce Development

    #FacesOf_PreviewBlog_web The #FacesOf Showcase educates people on how workforce development programs are changing lives. Not only do these programs enable individuals to achieve their wildest dreams, such as buying a house or a car, but it also affords them the opportunity to achieve real-life necessities like providing food for their family.
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  • Employers report that PrepareU soft skills helped their staff perform better

    prepare-u-logo PrepareU recently surveyed employers whose staff completed the program in 2016. All reported that they would recommend it to colleagues and other employees.
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  • 7 Myths about Technology Careers

    BustTheTechMyths Today’s teens can become tomorrow’s technologists and close the industry’s tech skills gap. Over the last seven weeks, we have outlined the basic myths that influence them to NOT pursue a technology career.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 7

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths about working in technology could dishearten today’s teens as they plan their future careers. That’s why we’ve been busting those bogus beliefs one by one.
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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