Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • October 28, 2014

    IT industry to minority youths: Want an upwardly mobile career? Consider IT

    Research commissioned by the Creating IT Futures Foundation provides insight into what motivates minority youths in their career choices
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  • June 19, 2014

    The secret to a successful IT career? Build relationships, not just skills

    Research finds that career navigation skills – networking, teamwork, flexibility, life-long learning – make the difference between career success and failure.
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  • September 17, 2013

    IT-Ready Alumni Update

    After completing classes, becoming CompTIA A+ certified, interviewing with employers, and finally entering the workforce as professional IT workers, the Minneapolis / St. Paul IT-Ready alumni welcomed the chance to let their hair down a bit at the first alumni networking events held in their cities.
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  • April 16, 2013

    My Journey to Being A+ Certified

    It’s one of the ironies of being an association executive that many of us have never worked in the very industries we support. My first association job was at a professional society for business intelligence; later, I worked at associations representing consumer electronics, healthcare, and, now, IT — all industries or professions for which I had no direct training.
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  • March 26, 2013

    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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  • March 21, 2013

    The Qualities of Job-Ready IT Graduates

    Charles Eaton (far right) joined a panel in North Carolina's RTP to help discuss challenges of finding and training entry-level IT talent. We’re always amazed at the amount of jet-setting that our executive director, Charles Eaton, does on behalf of the Foundation. Last week he was in Pensacola, Florida, to talk about IT training of veterans (more about that soon). A trip to Silicon Valley is in the planning stages, but this week he is in North Carolina to talk about IT careers there as part of a special panel discussion.
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