Who We Help
The Creating IT Futures Foundation works with a number of individuals at-risk of falling under the poverty line, as well as candidates in groups under-represented in the IT industry:
Veterans, Spouses, and Caretakers. In the past four years, we've helped hundreds of veterans get the training and certification they need to jump into the IT workforce. We’ve also provided training for military spouses, giving them a transportable career as they move from place to place as military life requires. Moving forward, we want to focus as well on spousal and non-spousal caregivers of wounded warriors — giving them a flexible career that can still allow the caregiver to tend to a veteran in need.
People Living in or at-risk of Poverty. Individuals living below the poverty line or at risk of
falling into poverty due to recent unemployment are especially in need of skill-building education that can lead to a job and a career.
Displaced Workers. The downturn in the U.S. economy in 2008 forced hundreds of thousands of layoffs. As some industries have seen losses in employment due to offshoring and other factors, the IT industry has remained strong and has even seen an increased need for workers. Qualified persons can receive free training and certification in IT skills, opening the door to a rewarding second career.
Women and Minorities. Studies show that workplaces benefit from diversity. Due to a number of factors, the percentage of women and minorities in IT has been lower than reflected in the population at large. That’s why we specifically partner with programs that can identify and recruit women and minority candidates to the IT profession.
Do you feel that you fall into one of the above categories and can demonstrate a need for our services? Please visit our Candidate Resources Page or Contact Us to get started.