Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • April 20, 2015

    IT-Ready grad turns beloved hobby into exciting new career path

    Addison Cooper has built, worked on and played with computers his entire life. IT-Ready helped him turn a long-time hobby into a promising career.
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  • April 13, 2015

    Fourteen IT-Ready Graduates Are Ready To Join the IT Workforce

    At this month’s IT-Ready graduation in Minneapolis, James Afdahl, former chief financial officer for GED Testing Service, remarked, “I can see the camaraderie and team building [of these new graduates]. They have the certificate and training, and now they have the confidence to land the job. Employers want more people from IT-Ready.”
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  • March 30, 2015

    Bringing your A game to Plan B

    Kevin Rose had a career game plan in place — until suddenly he didn’t. IT-Ready helped him develop a new and improved one.
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  • March 26, 2015

    Building Tech Confidence and Camaraderie In Female Students

    Samantha Sianez, a junior at El Dorado High School in El Paso, is not the type of person who likes to just flip through books. She enjoys hands-on work and found that she wanted to be involved in tech. Passing the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+ exams back to back this month, she has set her dreams on working in cyber security.
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  • February 9, 2015

    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.
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  • January 23, 2015

    IT-Ready Provides Qualified IT Workers To Minneapolis Employers

    When Cindy Taraldson, the service desk supervisor at HealthPartners, sees IT-Ready on a resume, she always brings that individual in for an interview because she knows he or she will be a highly qualified candidate. “I find that when we bring them in, they are knowledgeable and excited to get into the IT workforce. I haven’t had an interview that I did not like. I just think they are more polished.”
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