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  • Former Army intelligence analyst finds perfect civilian tech job

    IMG_4945 IT-Ready gave Jonathan Parsons the tools he needed to deploy his military experience into a civilian tech role that earned family-sustaining wages.
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  • Army Reserve staff sergeant relies on IT-Ready skills for career advancement

    160517_NathanielP_132 As Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Preble pursues advanced military training as a biomedical equipment technician, he finds himself relying on skills honed by IT-Ready.
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  • Dashed dream turns into ‘dream come true,’ thanks to IT-Ready

    IMG_5829 To provide for his family, Army veteran Phao Thor set his own dreams aside. IT-Ready equipped him with the skills and confidence he needed to make new dreams come true.
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  • After graduating from IT-Ready, veteran takes upwardly mobile career path in IT

    IMG_5849 In 2012, IT-Ready gave Michael Dauffenbach, a National Guardsman transitioning into the civilian workforce, the knowledge and skills he needed to secure full-time employment in the IT industry.
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  • Navy veteran credits IT-Ready for flourishing civilian career

    BrittianMcIntosh When Brittian McIntosh left the Navy with electronics expertise and professional commendations, he assumed his transition into the civilian workforce would be an easy one. It wasn’t. IT-Ready gave McIntosh skills and credentials to kick start a new career.
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  • Help Veterans in Transition

    tough-fight Fundraiser by AskIT provides training for discharged military.
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  • Creating IT Futures launches DevPrep, a pre-apprenticeship program for future coders

    DevPrep_Logo The Foundation is creating a new software development training program, DevPrep, in Boulder, Colorado. The four-week, classroom-based program offers unemployed and under-employed young adults and military veterans coding skills needed for software development careers.
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  • Creating IT Futures Supports New Veterans Computer Resource Guide

    NationalCristinaFoundation New online clearinghouse provides information to help veterans use computers more effectively
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  • Help Our Military Vets Make a Successful Transition to Civilian Life

    Nyankoi Since its founding in 1998, Creating IT Futures has helped hundreds of military veterans get the training and certification they need to jump into the IT workforce and get started on a stable civilian career. With IT-Ready, the foundation takes that help to whole new level.
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  • Veterans Earn Computer Certification in IT Program

    Fort Bragg Blog Partnership graduates nine students with plans for next program to begin in October.
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  • IT Futures Labs helps soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C. deploy new civilian careers

    Fort Bragg Blog Moving from active duty to civilian life can be challenging for military personnel, in part because it is difficult to position military skills in ways civilian employers can appreciate. Earning recognized certifications is one way to make a military resume more discernible to a prospective employer.
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  • Joining Forces

    It’s not often that a personal interest in technology gets you an invitation to the White House. Then again, Michael Dauffenbach isn’t just another technology hobbyist. Recently, Dauffenbach, a graduate of CompTIA’s IT-Ready Apprentice Program, joined CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux at a White House gathering with First Lady Michelle Obama.
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  • CITFF Supports Education for Veterans

    The Creating IT Futures Foundation (CITFF) has donated $10,000 to the scholarship fund of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB) to support efforts to get veterans trained and employed. Charles Eaton, executive director of CITFF, unveiled the foundation’s contribution at the recent annual conference of NAVUB, a professional organization for Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) personnel.
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  • 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.
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  • Our Family's Star

    Tell Troops to Tech Careers in 500 words or less why you admire, appreciate, or are inspired by your veteran for their service to our country. Vote for your favorite submission, or get your friends to vote for your story between July 23 – July 27.
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  • Let the Apprenticeships Begin

    “Did you pass? Great job!” Adam Turner, instructor for the IT-Ready class in Cincinnati, found himself speaking these words into his cell phone repeatedly the past few weeks as his students reported their CompTIA A+ certification exam results. Within three weeks of classes ending, more than 80 percent of participants in the two IT-Ready classes had achieved certification, making them ready for the next stage of the IT-Ready program: an interview for a paid six-month apprenticeship with a local company.
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  • A Veteran's Path From Homelessness to Hope

    Today we also recognize Pearl Harbor Day. Read President Obama's speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of this momentous event. Tim Burford Timothy Burford served in the U.S. Army for several years as a Humvee mechanic and eventually found himself deployed to the Iraq War. After suffering a life-threatening episode of heat exhaustion, he received an honorable medical discharge. The father of two young children, Tim was unable to find a job related to his military work experience. He ...
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  • A Steep Climb

    Will Rivera-Fantauzzi was shorter than many of the other boys in school. But he decided to make up for it in toughness and by working hard. He carried that same individual fortitude to U.S. Navy boot camp, where one of the instructors spied leadership potential in him and made Will the leader of a cafeteria serving line over several other recruits. After perching on a table to clean some lights, Will hopped to the floor and landed awkwardly. The pain was intense, bu ...
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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