Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • July 12, 2017

    Mom re-entering full-time workforce finds on-ramp to new IT career

    VanessaDalkhaa400px After working part-time for five years to spend more time with her young daughter, Vanessa Dalkhaa prepared to return to full-time employment. IT-Ready equipped her with the skills and knowledge she needed to launch a new career in IT.
    Read Full Story
  • July 5, 2017

    A “once in a lifetime” experience helps launch IT career

    170407_385_Classroom400px After a unique life experience, IT-Ready grad Hamza Yousuf completed IT training that prepared him for an upwardly mobile tech career.
    Read Full Story
  • June 19, 2017

    A home base: how workforce development assisted in obtaining United States citizenship

    #FacesOf_Week11_Catalina Every three years, Catalina Bauer had to worry about saving up enough money to renew her United States residency. Within one year of graduating IT-Ready, she secured full-time employment, and the money she was once worried about saving went to obtaining her United States citizenship.
    Read Full Story
  • June 12, 2017

    Knowledge, insight and initiative leads to promotion

    #FacesOf_Week10_Tucker When Tucker Landis’s mom saw an ad for IT-Ready, she immediately knew the program was exactly what her son needed. So, she encouraged him to apply. Landis knew that IT jobs were plentiful and that they were good jobs – offering attractive wages and hours and upwardly mobile career paths. He only needed an on-ramp to the industry.
    Read Full Story
  • June 5, 2017

    From warehouse inventories and forklifts to a career in tech, thanks to workforce development

    #FacesOf_Week9_Jeff After spending 16 years working in warehouses, managing inventories and moving products on pallets with forklifts, Jeff Davis knew he needed a change. That change came in the form of a lay-off notice – the third one he had received in six years.
    Read Full Story
  • May 30, 2017

    Workforce development programs lead to great jobs with great benefits

    #FacesOf_Week8_Joel In 2012, Joel Mielke found himself at the point of despair. In his words, he was at a point in his life when he felt he had nothing to offer society and nothing he could contribute of value. IT-Ready helped the displaced auto-manufacturing worker establish an upwardly mobile career in information technology.
    Read Full Story